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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…

Information Pack – Introduction to Special Educational Needs System NI

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Review of SEN Legislation in Northern Ireland

  • 2020/21 Consultation on draft Special Educational Needs Regulations and Code of Practice 

The SEN Regulations and the SEN Code of Practice are key to the effective delivery of the SEN system.This is your opportunity to voice your opinion and influence the future of SEN provision Consultation closed Tuesday 5th March 2021

If you are planning to submit a response to these consultations it would be useful to consider both together.

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