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Current Consultations


Closed Consultations

Children and the GDPR Guidance: ICO Consultation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is consulting on draft guidance on the GDPR provisions intended to enhance the protection of children’s personal data. The draft guidance sets out the ICO’s recommended approach to ensuring a child’s right to privacy is met when their personal data is processed.

Closes: 28 February 2018

Further details and consultation documents can be found on the ICO website.

Adoption and children (Northern Ireland) bill

Health Minister, Michelle O’Neill, has launched a public consultation on a draft Adoption and Children Bill for Northern Ireland that will modernise the legislation and make it more consistent with the principles and provisions of the Children (Northern Ireland) Order 1995 and international human rights requirements.

Closing date: 10 April 2017

Further details are provided in the Department of Health News Item and the consultation documents are all available on the nidirect Consultation Hub

Consultation on Regional Child Protection/Safeguarding Policy and Procedures for Northern Ireland

The Safeguarding Board for Northern Ireland (SBNI) is consulting on its regional child protection/safeguarding policy and procedures. The elements included are: the policy and procedures (core procedures, safeguarding practice guidance, individuals who pose a risk to children/young people, roles and responsibilities of the SBNI, protocols); the equality and human rights screening; the rural impact assessment screening.

Closing date: 6 February 2017

Further details can be found on the SBNI website