SEN provision in Northern Ireland – your chance to influence future provision

The Dept of Education NI are consulting on the new SEN Regulations and the SEN 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

Closing date:  5pm on Tuesday 5th March 2021

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Patricia, Rosie and Eamonn are walking 9 miles in the 2019 Belfast City to raise vital funds for SENAC. Please sponsor us on our walk – you will be making a BIG difference to the lives of children with special needs, disabilities and learning difficulties and to the lives of their families. If you would … Read more…

Re-advertisement TRIBUNAL REPRESENTATIVE (Temporary Maternity Cover) 2019

CLOSED. SENAC  wish to appoint a Temporary Tribunal Representative to cover Maternity Leave for our independent SEN Tribunal Support and Representation Service. The Tribunal Representative will deliver an independent advice and representation service on SEN appeals for families appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST) Temporary Post, Maternity Cover 30 hours per week. … Read more…

CONFERENCE – Impact of Trauma on Care Experienced Children

The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC) are hosting a conference to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of trauma on care experienced children and young people. Key note presentation by Louise Bombèr, Strategic Attachment Lead Teacher & Therapist and Eminent Author on Attachment will deliver a 90 min keynote speech: ‘The Human Bridge Towards Recovery-Settling … Read more…


Tracy, Gavin, Claire, Big Niall and Wee Niall will be joining around 2,000 other teams in following the same route as the main Marathon Race, split into five legs. Tracy who brought the team together commented ” many of us do not run regularly so this has been a bit of a shock to the … Read more…

Patricia & Catriona stride out to help SENAC

Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon 13K walk 1 May 2017 Once again Patricia and her daughter Catriona are walking 13k to help raise money for SENAC. Every year more and more children with learning disabilities are in need of SENAC’s support and we want to continue to meet their need for additional support in school. … Read more…

Vacancy – Children’s Advocate

Children’s Advocate – CLOSED The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC) wishes to appoint a Children’s Advocate to provide an independent advice and advocacy service for families of children with special educational needs and disability on the special educational needs system in Northern Ireland. SENAC is a charity supporting over 800 children and young people and … Read more…

VACANCY – Tribunal Representative – Closed

SENAC wish to appoint a Tribunal Representative to provide independent advice, support and representation on SEN Appeals for families appealing to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal (SENDIST). Closing Date: Monday 7th November 2016, no later than 2.00pm.    


Noel Johnston has taken on the challenge of cycling from Belfast to Poland, he will travel 2000 km in 30 days. Noel is hoping to raise money for two charities – Hope 4 Jordan campaign and for SENAC If you feel you would like to support either of these charities you can donate through Noelie’s GoFundMe … Read more…

Interested in joining our Management Committee?

SENAC has grown and developed since it was first set up in 2003. In the last year over 800 children and their parents received advice and advocacy from SENAC. Central to the Charity’s success and sustainability is a governance team with the necessary balance of skills and knowledge required to ensure the Charity meets its … Read more…

Advice line 028 9079 5779

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

During the Covid-19 pandemic the Adviceline 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
Email: info@senac.co.uk

Limited Company No. NI48698
Charity No. NIC101355

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