Safeguarding Board Northern Ireland (SBNI)

The Safeguarding Board Act (Northern Ireland) 2011 was passed in February 2011. It provided the legislative framework for the creation of a new regional Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) and the establishment of five Safeguarding Panels to support the SBNI’s work at a Health and Social Care Trust level.

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) was launched in September 2012. It replaced the Regional Child Protection Committee (RCPC) (which took over from Area Child Protection Committees in 2009) taking responsibility for promoting inter-agency work to protect children and monitor and evaluate services

Safeguarding Panels (independently chaired committees of the SBNI) will replace existing Health and Social Care Trust Child Protection Panels and take responsibility for child protection practice at a local level.

Click to download the Guidance to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) (PDF) May 2014.

 

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