NI government launches SEND Transformation engagement sessions

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Tuesday 28 March 2023

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The Education Authority is holding a series of engagement events for parents and carers to learn more about plans to improve the special educational needs (SEN) system in Northern Ireland.

What is the SEND Transformation Programme?

The Education Authority has established the SEND Transformation Programme to follow through on recommendations for change that various reports have made over a number of years.

The vision for the programme is that all children and young people with SEND and their families receive the right support, at the right time, to reach their educational goals and get the best possible start in life.

The programme comprises a number of different projects, some of which are already underway. You can read more about the ongoing projects.

What are the engagement events?

The Education Authority is putting on a series of information events where parent carers can find out more. The events are also an opportunity to share your views and experiences.

Each event will have two sessions. The first session will provide advice and information on general concerns relating to SEN. The second session will introduce parents and carers to the SEND Transformation Programme.

When and where do events take place?

The events take place this week and next. There is a combination of face-to-face and online events.

Parents and carers are welcome to attend both sessions. If doing so, you must complete a registration for each session.

You can see a full list of events on the Education Authority’s website. Book your place using the button at the top of the page.