Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and in particular protecting them from significant harm, depends on effective joint working between agencies and professionals that have different roles and expertise. Individual children, especially some of the most vulnerable and those at greatest risk of social exclusion, will need coordinated help from health, education, children’s social care, the voluntary sector and other agencies, including youth justice services.

The SBNI is dedicated to the effective sharing of relevant information. This will include information regarding multi-agency training, lessons learned from Case Management Reviews, the dissemination of Safeguarding policies and procedures and additional useful resources.