SBNI Briefings

20 Dec 2016

The consultation for the Children and Young People's Strategy 2017-2027 has now commenced. The consultation period runs from Monday 19th December 2016 until 5pm on Monday 27th February 2017 inclusive.

The strategy and related information can be found here on the Department of Education's website.

20 Dec 2016

Please note that the SBNI E-Safety Guidance for Faith-Based Groups is now available in the Inter-Faith (Committees) section of the website.

29 Nov 2016

The Northern Ireland Executive have recently launched a child-friendly version of their Programme for Government consultation document.

You can view the document here.

Contact details for responses are included within.

16 Nov 2016

The SBNI Regional Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy and Procedures are now open to consultation.  It is intended to make these available once finailsed on an E-based platform. Further policy and procedures are at different stages of development and will be made available once they are finalised.

There are three elements which have been included as part of this process for your consideration:

1. The Policy and Procedures which are grouped under five Sections:

14 Nov 2016


15 Mar 2016

The ‘Stopping Domestic and Sexual Violence and Abuse in Northern Ireland’ Strategy has been published today.


10 Feb 2016

Safer Internet Day 2016 took place in Northern Ireland yesterday with the theme, “Play your part for a better internet!” Please click here to view activities around yesterday’s proceedings.

13 Oct 2015

SBNI's Learning and Development Strategy is now operational. To view this document, click here.

23 Sep 2015

The PSNI, in co-ordination with the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland, have produced a comprehensive guide which will aid professionals and the public in dealing with ‘sexting’ in response to increased reports of these incidents. This includes signposting for referral to the most appropriate agency/agencies in various scenarios.

It is encouraged that this guide is further disseminated to individuals and organisations that may benefit from the information.