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The Independent Counselling Service for Schools is funded by the Department of Education and has been operating since 2007.

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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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Moving Forward

This is a free resource for all Young People, teaching professionals, youth and community workers and parents.

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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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Useful Links

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Education Library Service

The Education Library Service supports the DE vision ‘to enable each young person to achieve his/her potential’ and the aim of the Northern Ireland Curriculum ‘to empower young people to achieve their potential and to make informed and responsible decisions throughout their lives’. 

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Internal Audit - Principal

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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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School Development Service

The School Development Service (SDS) delivers high quality strategic support and challenge to school principals, Boards of Governors and school staff in order to ensure that standards are raised and education outcomes for children and young people are improved.

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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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Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Service (DARS)

The Dispute Avoidance and Resolution Service (DARS) came into effect on the 1st of September 2005 as part of the implementation of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Order (SENDO).

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Transition Planning Meeting

A Transition planning meeting takes place as part of the Annual Review of the Statement of Special Educational Needs. 

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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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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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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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S: Safeguarding and Child Protection

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Information for parents, guardians, carers, children and young people.

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Alcohol and Drug Services for Young People

Safeguarding and Child Protection