At SENAC we help children get the right support in school…

SENAC advises on the Northern Ireland statutory SEN system. We give information and advice on getting help and support in school for children with learning difficulties and special educational needs (SEN). Our service is independent and confidential.


3: What is a Statement?

A Statement of Special Educational Needs (Statement) is a legal document which sets out a child’s educational needs and outlines how the Education Authority (EA) will meet those needs in…

9: How can I get transport arranged?

Where children have special transport needs, officers of the Education Authority (EA) will assess the child’s needs by taking medical and other advice as required and make appropriate arrangements. Transport…

About us

The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC) is charity in Northern Ireland which was set up in 2003. We offer confidential, independent advice and advocacy for children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN)

SENAC places the focus on the needs of the child. We work with parents, schools and education bodies. Together we aim to ensure that children get the right support and resources according to their learning needs.

Donations Make a Huge Difference

Thanks to our funders and the generosity of the public SENAC have been able to provide a free service to parents since 2003. SENAC are very grateful for all donations, large or small.

Advice Line 028 9079 5779

For advice about your child’s education please contact our Advice Line to speak to one of our advisers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Advice Line will continue to operate its usual hours from 10am to 1pm Monday Tuesday and Wednesday.

For the foreseeable future, all calls to SENAC will go through this number so for all other enquiries please also ring us on 028 9079 5779 Monday to Friday from 10am -1pm

Contact us

Graham House,
Knockbracken Healthcare Park,
Saintfield Road, Belfast BT8 8BH.

Office Enquiries: 028 9070 5654
Office Email:

Office email cannot be used for advice queries, for education advice please contact our Advice Line

Limited Company No. NI48698
Charity No. NIC101355

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