SBNI Briefings

28 Apr 2017

If you work with young people or have a teenage child, you may find it useful to be familiar with the image-sharing app Instagram. The following guide, helpfully created by the Ineqe Group, provides a comprehensive overview of the basic functions of Instagram. This includes how to make the most of its in-built safety tools.


21 Feb 2017

The Young Person's Version of the Adoption and Children consultation has now been published on the Department of Health's website and on Citizen Space. Click here to view.

9 Feb 2017

Safer Internet Day saw the winners of the Education Authority's e-safety competition, 'Play Your Part for a Better Internet'.

To view the winning videos, click here:

23 Dec 2016

Consideration has been given for an extension to be granted to the response deadline (formerly Monday 6thFebruary, 2017) for the consultation on the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) Regional Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for Northern Ireland, and this has now been agreed. We would therefore ask that all responses are now returned no later than Monday 6th March 2017.

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: