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…


Are you a golfer? Come and join us at Clandeboye Golf Course on Friday 29th April 2016. For only £40 per player spend the afternoon on a champion golf course followed by a 2 course meal. Join as an individual or sign up as a team. To register go to our Donate page Golf @ Clandeboye

Thank you to K&M Technical Ltd

We had a lovely surprise last week when K&M Technical contacted us to say they wanted to support us. We are very grateful to Lee, Stephen and the staff from K&M Technical Ltd for their very generous and unexpected donation. It keeps the whole team going when we know that the work we carry out here … Read more…

Connect supporting SENAC

The Connect Support Group from the Dromore area are very generously raising money for SENAC in recognition of the support we have given to their parents. “Special Educational Needs Advice Centre have been a fantastic support to many of ‘Connects’ parents in securing the right support in school for our children. We have decided this … Read more…

Update on the SEN review

In answer to a question to the Minister of Education, Mr O’Dowd said the following: The Office of the Legislative Counsel is currently considering draft instructions for the SEN Bill. Work has commenced on the development of supporting regulations and statutory code of practice to support the new framework. On current timescales, it is anticipated … Read more…

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