Accessibility information

How accessible is this website?

We know some parts of this website are not fully accessible:

  • most older PDF documents are not fully accessible to screen reader software
  • live video streams do not have captions

Feedback and contact information

If you need information on this website in a different format like accessible PDF, large print, easy read, audio recording or braille please email [email protected] or telephone 028 9536 1810. We will consider your request and get back to you in 20 days.

Reporting accessibility problems with this website

We are always looking to improve the accessibility of this website. If you find any problems not listed on this page or think we’re not meeting accessibility requirements, contact:

e: [email protected]
t: 028 9536 1810

Please include your name, email address and web address (URL) of the content you are referring to.

Enforcement procedure

The Equality Commission is responsible for enforcing the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018 (the ‘accessibility regulations’). 

If you are not happy with how a public authority responds to your complaint about the accessibility of its website, please contact our Discrimination Advice Officers for further advice, email: [email protected] or telephone 028 9050 0600.

Contacting us by phone or visiting us in person

Our offices have audio induction loops, or if you contact us before your visit we can arrange a sign language interpreter.

Technical information about this website’s accessibility

The Safeguarding Board NI is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018.

Compliance status

This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances and exemptions listed below.

Non-accessible content

The content listed below is non-accessible for the following reasons.

Non-compliance with the accessibility regulations

We have carried out an audit (see below) and have fixed a number of issues highlighted.  The items detailed below remain and we will continue to work on these and aim to have these corrected soon:  

  • Lack of scope on table headings 
  • Purpose of some fields not explained programmatically

Disproportionate burden

Not applicable

Interactive tools and transactions

  • Some of our interactive forms may not have sufficient contrast
  • Some of the link text used is not descriptive
  • Some of the link text is repeated despite going to different destinations

Contact us by email or telephone if you have difficulties using these.

Content that’s not within the scope of the accessibility regulations.

PDFs and other documents

Some of our PDFs and Word documents provide information on how users can access our services, and we have taken steps to make these accessible. However, the accessibility regulations do not require us to fix PDFs or other documents published before 23 September 2018 if they’re not essential to providing our services. For example, we do not plan to fix documents relating to minutes and agendas from old meetings, but these can be made available in alternative formats on request.

Any new PDFs or Word documents we publish will meet accessibility standards.

What we’re doing to improve accessibility

We will continue to upload content and publish documents in line with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard.

Preparation of this accessibility statement

This statement was prepared on 07 July 2023.

This website was last tested on 07 July 2023 using the Silktide accessibility audit tool

This audit approach sampled a number of pages to test which included some of the most visited web pages, online forms and pages with differing types of content.

The audit reports are available on request.

Our website support company BT48 is implementing accessibility fixes based on the audit reports.

This statement will be reviewed and updated on an ongoing basis.