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As Part of the Department of Education’s Review of Special Educational Needs and Inclusion, Capacity Building Programme, the Resource File was published in 2012 to assist teachers and the education workforce to support children with special educational needs in schools.
The Education Authority (EA) has today published for consultation, a new framework designed to transform support services for children with special educational needs in the early years.
The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.
The Special Educational Needs Early Years Inclusion Service (SENEYIS) aims to promote the optimum development of pre-school children with special educational needs by providing support to children, families and pre-school settings.
EA is responsible for ensuring that safeguarding responsibilities placed upon us and other parties are met in respect of children who are involved in entertainment and employment in Northern Ireland.
Transition is a time of change when a child, with the support of their family, makes decisions as to which path to follow as they move from educational provision to adult life.
The Department of Education has provided guidance for the Education Authority and schools in the form of a Code of Practice on the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs and also a Supplement to the Code of Practice, effective from 1 September 2005, which was produced as result of SENDO.
Many children attend schools in Northern Ireland with various medical conditions and needs.
The Education Authority adheres to legislation and has due regard to the Code of Practice and the Supplement to the Code in making decisions as to whether or not to proceed with a Statutory Assessment of a child’s special educational needs and then, when statutory assessment has been completed, whether or not to issue a Statement of Special Educational Needs.
Education provides young people with the opportunity to prepare for life. The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is a specialist education support service which seeks to help young people and their families get the best out of the education system.
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Community planning aims to improve the connection between regional, local and neighbourhood levels through partnership working and more integrated use of resources, with a focus on collaboration between organisations for the benefit of citizens.
EA is responsible for ensuring that efficient and effective primary and secondary education services are available to meet the needs of children and young people, and support for the provision of efficient and effective youth services.
In the majority of cases, the legislation covers areas other than special educational needs. Only the relevant parts for Special Educational Needs are mentioned for ease of reference. The legislation is provided most recent first.
The information provides hyperlinks to the legislation.gov.uk website.
Once the Authority maintains a statement of Special Educational Needs on your child, the law states that there must be an Annual Review of the statement.
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