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Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland’s Multi-Agency Neglect Strategy 2018-2022

The purpose of this document is to set out clear strategic aims and objectives of the SBNI’s approach to addressing neglect and to improve outcomes for children and young people. This Strategy identifies key principles which should underpin how agencies work together in relation to identifying, responding to and managing the impact of neglect.

This Strategy has been developed in conjunction with the SBNI multi-agency partners and should be considered alongside other key strategies, safeguarding policies and procedures, including the Understanding Needs of Children in Northern Ireland (UNOCINI) Framework.

Agencies working with children and families in Northern Ireland are committed to improving attempts to effectively tackle neglect. Neglect has been identified as a priority for the SBNI.