SBNI Briefings

18 Oct 2019

This event is now closed.


The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) is working with its twenty seven member agencies and associate agencies to build a trauma informed workforce across Northern Ireland.

15 Oct 2019

As part of Baby Loss Awareness Week, detectives from our Public Protection Branch share their experiences of and explain their role in attending the sudden death of an infant.

5 Sep 2019

Through the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project we continue to roll out the Level One ACE Awareness Sessions and Level Two Developing Trauma Sensitive Approaches to Practice Training Sessions across health, social care, justice, education, housing, local government, the sports sector and community and voluntary sector. We have a busy few months of awareness sessions coming up. See below if you would like to join one of the session dates.


What to expect:

5 Aug 2019

The Safeguarding Board for NI continue to deliver the ACE Awarness and Trauma Informed Practice Training across Northern Ireland through the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Professional Development Project.

Are you a trainer/lecturer in HSC Trusts or FE Colleges? Have you signed up for ACE training on 20 August?

5 Aug 2019

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) was established in September 2012 under the Safeguarding Board (Northern Ireland) Act 2011.  The key function of the SBNI is to co-ordinate and ensure the effectiveness of what is done by each person or body represented on the Board for the purpose of safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland seeks to recruit:

5 Aug 2019

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland's has published a series of learning memo's from the SBNI Case Management Reviews

Further reading and learning material has been provided below in the attachements below



22 May 2019

On behalf of the SBNI, ASCERT are delivering a Level One ACE and Trauma Informed Practice Training Programme across the community/voluntary sector of Northern Ireland.

ASCERT welcome all staff and volunteers working across the sector to attend the 3 hour training sessions to enhance their knowledge of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Trauma Informed Practice.

15 May 2019

The NI ACE Animation has been developed as part of a suite of training resources through the EITP Trauma Informed Practice Project that is being led through the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland. The ACE Animation forms the basis of raising awareness of adverse childhood experiences in Northern Ireland and how you can be the change to support children, their families or adults impacted by childhood adversity.


To access the NI ACE Animation please visit one of the following viewing options:

4 Mar 2019

The closing date for this consultation has now passed. The consultation responses are being collated and the final E-Safety Strategy and Three Year Action Plan will be made publicly available in due course.


Summary of the E-Safety Strategy Consultation

19 Dec 2018

A very successful neglect conference was held by the Northern Area Safeguarding Panel on Wednesday 12th September, 2018 at the Ross Park Hotel, Kells.

The event was opened Ms Veronica Callaghan, Interim Director, NHSCT and Ms Bernie McNally, Independent Chair, SBNI

The main speakers were: