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Department of Education Guidance for Special Educational Needs Framework

Listed below are links to the Code of Practice and Supplement, and to other relevant SEN guidance/resource information which schools may find helpful.

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29/10/2018

The Code of Practice for the Identification and Assessment of Special Educational Needs (1998)

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.

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24/10/2018

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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29/10/2018

A Resource to Support Children with Special Educational Needs

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.

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24/10/2018

Internal Audit - Principal

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30/10/2018

Details of the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (Northern Ireland) 2016

The information provides hyperlinks to the legislation.gov.uk website.

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24/10/2018

Changes to the SEN Framework

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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19/10/2018

Legislation Relevant to Special Educational Needs

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.

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24/10/2018

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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24/10/2018

Useful Links

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30/10/2018

What happens if my child has a statement of Special Educational Needs?

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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19/10/2018

Toolkits for Diversity

Toolkits for users without access to My-School via C2K

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30/10/2018

Pre-School Children with Special Educational Needs

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. 

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24/10/2018

Children with Medical Needs

Many children attend schools in Northern Ireland with various medical conditions and needs.

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24/10/2018

Provisional Criteria for Statutory Assessments and Statements

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.

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30/10/2018

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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19/10/2018

Templates and Guides

The ‘ea Think Data’ resource hub has been developed for all staff, schools, youth groups, governors and education sector stakeholders to prepare for GDPR.

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30/10/2018

Department of Education

The Education Authority is an arm’s length body of the Department of Education in Northern Ireland.

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23/10/2018