SBNI Briefings

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

9 Oct 2013

SBNI/QUB Conference

Safeguarding Children and Young People

Friday 15 November 2013, 9.30am to 1.00pm

Canada Room and Council Chamber, Queen's University Belfast

Aims and Objectives:

The aim of the seminar is to explore issues relating to safeguarding disabled children and young people. The seminar objectives are to:

3 Oct 2013

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland would advise any member of the public who has suspicions or concerns about particular children or individuals who are in contact with children, that it is important that these suspicions or concerns are not ignored but are shared with appropriate child care professionals. Any member of the public concerned about a child at risk of abuse should refer the matter to Social Services, the NSPCC or the PSNI.

25 Sep 2013

Wednesday 25 September 2013


 Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland leads review into Child Sexual Exploitation

 Following today’s announcement, The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) welcomes the direction from the Minister for Health, Edwin Poots to conduct a thematic review into the recent cases of Child Sexual Exploitation in Northern Ireland.

18 Sep 2013

The Safeguarding Board's THE MORE YOU KNOW THE MORE YOU SEE Child Sexual Exploitation campaign was launched in June 2014. Our campaign website is


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7 Jun 2013

The fourth meeting of the SBNI Board will take place on:

Friday 14th June - Conference Room, Assembly Buildings, Fisherwick Place, Belfast, BT1 6DW

The public meeting will begin at 2pm.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The agenda has been made available on the website.

If attending, please contact our office to advise of communication and/or access requirements.

Tel: (028) 90311611

26 Apr 2013

Please click on the link below to view the children's version of the SBNI Strategic Plan 2013 - 2016.

SBNI Strategic Plan 2013-2016 - Children's Version

Responses should be sent to:


Ms. Sharon Beattie

Director of Operations

Safeguarding Board for NI

18 Ormeau Avenue




Tel: 028 90 311 611

16 Apr 2013

The Consultation on the SBNI's Strategic Plan is now open. 

We would welcome your comments on any specific or more general areas by post, email or phone as detailed below. We will also be happy to meet with you if you prefer to provide your comments in person.