Consultation on Proposed Amendments to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland 2012 Regulations

Closes 11 Nov 2021

Opened 16 Sep 2021


The Department of Health is seeking your views on amendments we are proposing to make to the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (Membership, Procedure, Functions and Committee) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2012 (the 2012 Regulations).

The key aim of these amendments is to enable the Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) to function with even greater efficiency and effectiveness.

The Department is proposing to amend the 2012 Regulations in relation to the following:

  • Quoracy in SBNI meetings and proceedings;
  • Criteria for, and learning from, Case Management Reviews;
  • Staffing and corporate hosting;
  • Local council membership of the SBNI.

You can offer your views via answering the questionnaire here on our consultation pages, by downloading the attached consultation document and returning to the address given in the document, or by requesting a hard copy from


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