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NEWS: Invitation to TENDER-Project evaluation

The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC) is inviting tenders for an independent evaluation of the Charity’s SEN Community Support and Information Service. For further information and Terms of Reference see attached document. Proposals should be submitted by Friday 17th of September 2021 via email to Terms of Reference CSI Project Evaluation TOR Aug … Read more…

NEWS: Have you appealed a decision of the EA?

SENAC are carrying out research into how the appeals aspect of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) legislative framework works, in practice, for parents and children We are keen to learn about parents experiences of appealing a decision of the Education Authority (EA) and how the system worked / did not work for you and your … Read more…

NEWS: Parent giving back

Stephen is a member of our Board of Directors and is also a parent that has used SENAC’s services to help him get support in school for his child. In appreciation for the support he received from SENAC Stephen has very generously set up a fundraising page in lieu of presents for his birthday To … Read more…

NEWS: Could you be SENAC’s new Chair?

CLOSING DATE: Friday 31st May 2021 @ 6pm SENAC are seeking an exceptional candidate to be our next Chair. The Board of Directors wish to appoint someone who empathises and understands the nature and aims of the work of the Charity but crucially has the skills to effectively manage a charitable organisation and a limited … Read more…


  Four of us have decided to do the 13k walk in the 2018 Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon to raise money for this fantastic regional charity. In the last year alone SENAC have helped over 900 families get the right support and resources in school for children with a range of special educational needs, … Read more…

Quiz Night – we are looking for teams

Would you and your friends fancy putting together a team (max 5 persons) for our quiz night? Or maybe just a few of you would like to come and join a table. Let us know through Facebook or email Join us on Friday 29th September @ 7.30pm at our Annual Quiz. Raise money for … Read more…

Vacancies – Children’s Advocate & Tribunal Representative

SENAC are recruiting for the following posts: POST 1: CHILDREN’S ADVOCATE – CLOSED POST 2:  TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATIVE – CLOSED Closing date for return of completed applications for both posts is Monday 3rd July 2017 no later than 2.00pm.


Join us at the Pavillion Stormont for a night of fun and dancing to raise funds to support SENAC. Friday 3rd February 2017 @ 7.30pm Learn all the basics of salsa in a 2hr salsa dance taster class or just come along and enjoy the dancing. Everyone is welcome including beginners. The class will be … Read more…

Thank you to our sponsors

We want to thank our generous sponsors for making our Golf @ Clandeboye event possible. Their financial support will help us to continue to provide independent advice on special education to families in Northern Ireland. bps Group – Business protection Bull and Claw Donaghadee EXSTO Fitness – Genesis Advertising – MMW Millar McCall Wylie – mts … Read more…

QUIZ NIGHT – fun + entertainment + prizes + raffle

We are running a Quiz Night on Friday 19th February 2016 to raise funds for SENAC. Your support will help us to continue to give free advice to  parents. Would you support us by coming along on the night? Or if you can persuade your friends and colleagues to come as a team (5 max) … Read more…

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

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Charity No. NIC101355

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