In 2012 a Safeguarding Children and Young People was published. This Framework was developed by NIPEC, the Public Health Agency and other key stakeholders on behalf of DHSSPS, following a review of the safeguarding training available to nurses and midwives. 


The aim of this project is to examine the impact of the Core Competency Framework for Safeguarding Children and Young People in relation to the training and development of Nurses and Midwives who work in the following service areas, in the HSC Trusts;

  • Hospital; midwifery, paediatrics and neonatal
  • Community; midwifery, paediatrics, health visiting and school nursing.

NIPEC will make recommendations, from the information received, in a final project report to the Chief Nursing Officer, in order to support the implementation of the Safeguarding Competency Framework and to ensure it remains fit for purpose.


28th November 2014
Impact Measurement Project
Children & Young People Safeguarding Competency Framework for Nurses and Midwives Project