SBNI Briefings

13 Oct 2014

As part of the first phase of the Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) “THE MORE YOU KNOW THE MORE YOU SEE” awareness campaign the area panels of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) will be hosting a number of workshop-style events over the coming months.

12 Oct 2014


12 October 2014

Positive parenting : good behaviour and how to encourage it

One of the world’s leading parenting experts, Dr Penelope Leach, will visit Belfast on Wednesday 15 October 2014 to offer local parents and childcare practitioners advice and guidance on positive parenting. The free event takes place from 7.00pm to 9.00pm at Stormont Hotel, Belfast.

9 Oct 2014


Thursday 9 October


Safeguarding Board issues “Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Guidance for Professionals in NI”

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) has issued an agreed Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) Definition and Guidance for Professionals working in a safeguarding capacity (eg health and social care, policing, youth justice and education) in NI.

11 Jul 2014

The first Annual Report of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland to 31 March 2014 has been published and is available online here.

24 Jun 2014

Tuesday 24 June 2014



Safeguarding Board Child Sexual Exploitation campaign begins


28 May 2014

The inaugural meeting of the Safeguarding Board for NI’s (SBNI) e-Safety Forum has taken place in Belfast.

The Forum, set up as a recommendation as a result of research taken forward by the SBNI,  has been developed with the key aim of keeping children and young people safe when they are in the ‘digital world’.

23 Apr 2014

As the use of communication technology has grown, it is no longer enough to consider child safety in a purely ‘real world’ focus. To safeguard our children and young people, we must recognise that a greater percentage of children’s time is spent connected to the online world and that this world poses risks as well as benefits.

18 Apr 2014

Date:                     Thursday 5th June 2014


Venue:                   Ballymote Centre, Downpatrick


Time:                     9.30AM - 1.00PM


18 Apr 2014

Date: Thursday 22nd May 2014

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Education Centre Level 2, South West Acute Hospital, 124 Irwinstown Road, Enniskillen, BT74 6DN

Time: 9.15 am – 1.00pm

This workshop will seek to engage with frontline staff across all agencies and disciplines in relation to safeguarding and has three elements: 

17 Apr 2014


Date:                                    Friday 6th June 2014

Venue:                                  Knockbracken Hall

Time:                                    9.30AM - 1.00PM