SBNI Briefings

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


17 Apr 2014

As part of the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland’s (SBNI) campaign to raise awareness around Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), SBNI are keen to engage with facilitator-led groups of Children and Young People; and Parents in order to shape Phase 2 of the campaign. This will begin in Autumn 2014 and will be specifically targeted at children, young people and parents.

21 Jan 2014

Wednesday 22 January 2014


Northern Ireland research report on e-safety published by Safeguarding Board

11 Dec 2013

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) is announcing the arrangements for the Thematic Review of the 22 cases of the young people affected by Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland.

A detailed briefing on the arrangements for the Thematic Review will be given by Independent Chairman, Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland, Hugh Connor, to the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Health, Social Services and Public Safety this afternoon (Wednesday).

10 Dec 2013

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) is treating its work on Child Sexual Exploitation as a priority with a reminder to parents and carers to look for the signs that a child or young person is being subject to this form of child sexual abuse.

Safeguarding Board Director, Sharon Beattie, says

14 Nov 2013

Safeguarding Board supports Anti-bullying week 2013