MOD Safeguarding Partnership Board

Information about the Ministry of Defence Safeguarding Partnership Board and who you can contact about the safeguarding of service children.

Safeguarding Partnership Board (SPB)

The SPB is the lead strategic pan-defence partnership that is responsible for ensuring consistent and rigorous approaches to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people across defence. The Partnership Board is responsible for reviewing progress and assessing strengths and areas for development in the safeguarding system.

The SPB works within the principles of the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018. It has the following specific tasks across defence:

  1. Ensure that safeguarding arrangements are working effectively.
  2. Raise the profile of safeguarding children across defence.
  3. Define and direct how safeguarding arrangements will operate.
  4. Set the strategic priorities for the partnership.
  5. Maintain a risk register that identifies strategic safeguarding risks.
  6. Ensure that learning is implemented.
  7. Manage linkages to other strategic Boards to encourage joint working.
  8. Produce and publish a yearly report on behalf of the partnership.

Global Safeguarding Team

The work of the SPB is managed by the Global Safeguarding Team which provides specialist advice, support and direction in respect of all matters relating to safeguarding children and young people.

Contact us

The Global Safeguarding Team can be contacted on 01980 615563 or by email at

Alternatively, if as a service parent, you have any safeguarding concerns about your child and after checking with your child’s school setting would like any further support, advice and guidance, then you can contact the Children’s Education Advisory Service (CEAS) team at or by phone on 01980 618244.