Home » About


 Updated: Child Sexual Exploitation Definition and Guidance August 2017 download here

This definition and guidance for professionals on Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE) has been agreed for use by the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland and its member agencies. This document has been developed by the CSE Knowledge Transfer Partnership NI and draws on a wide range of research and practice learning to provide professionals working with children and young people, with an introduction to the issue of CSE.

False Freedom 

‘False Freedom’ is a new film made by young people in NI for young people, to highlight the issues around child sexual exploitation.

The film shows how grooming for exploitation can be played out in real life, and depicts a young girl who finds herself in an exploitative relationship.

The young people volunteered through Barnardo's Safe Choices, and both wrote and acted in the film.

The aim of the DVD and the accompanying resource pack is to alert young people to the dangers around sexual exploitation and generate discussion about the issues with the aim of empowering young people to make safe choices for themselves. False Freedom is designed to be used in any setting from schools to youth clubs with young people aged 12 years and above. 

Please take a look at the full version of the DVD and accompanying Resource Pack. 

The DVD and resource pack is free of charge and is available from Barnardo’s NI. For further information contact: Jacqui.montgomery@barnardos.org.uk.

The film was funded by the Public Health Agency as part of the CSE Knowledge Transfer Partnership NI and the resource pack is jointly funded by the Safeguarding Board NI, PSNI and St James Place Foundation.

Policies, procedures, leaflets etc

Useful resources


SBNI Annual Reports

SBNI Annual Report 2016-17

SBNI Annual Report 2017-18 

SBNI Annual Report 2018-19


SBNI Agendas

SBNI Board Minutes