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About the Education Welfare Service

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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Young people led the way at a major conference aimed at showcasing Youth Service provision and identifying key initiatives to support young people across Northern Ireland.


Special Educational Needs General Information

The Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will reform how children with Special Educational Needs are identified and supported.

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A-C: Safeguarding and Child Protection

Resources on issues ranging from case conferences to children affected by the imprisonment of a family member.

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What if you disagree with what the Education Authority says?

The Education Authority will always be willing to hear and consider your views.

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Keep up to date with the latest news from the Education Authority

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Outdoor Learning Service

EA Youth Service provides opportunities for our children and young people to engage in Outdoor Learning opportunities as part of either their school curriculum, or through youth work programmes. 

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Children and Young People’s Services Training Programme 2018-2019

Children and Young People’s Services in the Education Authority NI are delighted to offer a range of specialist training for teachers, classroom assistants, SENCos and parents.

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Shared Education

Shared education is defined as schools from different sectors working in partnership to provide opportunities for pupils, staff & the community to engage in collaborative and meaningful learning experiences.

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Launch of TBUC Camps Programme 2018-19

The Executive Office, in partnership with the Education Authority, are inviting applications from groups who want to deliver a Camp under the T:BUC Camps Programme 2018/19. This is subject to funding being made available by TEO.

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Organisational Structure

The Education Authority’s Senior Management structure comprises five directorates and the Chief Executive’s Office.  Each Directorate is responsible for a range of services and functions.

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Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council is now recruiting for 12 young people to be a part of their Youth Council which was established in September 2017.


The EA Child Protection Support Service (CPSS)

The Child Protection Support Service (CPSS) was first established in April 2006 and is part of the Education Authority’s Children & Young People’s Services Directorate. 

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Inclusion Scheme 2018-19

The Inclusion Scheme enables EA Youth Service to engage young people who would not regularly participate in Youth Programmes.  

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How we buy

EA Procurement Service have embedded electronic tendering in line with current best practice. 

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Other ages

If you live in the 'Dickson Plan' area, are hoping to apply to Strandtown Primary School or are just looking to transfer schools then we have the information you need.

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Education Authority Transitions Service

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.

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