Committee Inquiry into Post Special Educational Need Provision in Education, Employment and Training for those with Learning Disabilities
The Committee for Employment and Learning is undertaking an inquiry into post Special Educational Need (SEN) Provision in education, employment and training for those with Learning Disabilities in Northern Ireland.
The purpose of the Inquiry is to address the concerns raised by the Committee and advocates for those individuals with learning disabilities and their families that once they leave full time education where they have had long-term support they find themselves with very little help or options for what they do next.
The Committee will critically examine post SEN provision in Northern Ireland including consideration of the current policies, programmes and opportunities available in Northern Ireland for those with learning disabilities leaving education with particular focus on those with moderate and severe learning disabilities as per the SEN categorisation.
The Committee will make recommendations, where appropriate, on how policies, procedures and practises can be improved in order to maximise opportunities to support the transition from education for those with learning disabilities and to alleviate the worry and concern of their families.
The Committee would be grateful for you views on this issue. The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry can be found here.
Written submissions can be sent to the Committee by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to the Committee Clerk, Room 375, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3XX.
Full guidance on how the written submission should be structured can be found here. If you wish to make a submission you should be particularly mindful of the following:
- The submission should be made available in electronic form and in a Word Document format.
- Submissions should respond to each of the terms of reference in turn and clearly specify which of the terms they are responding to. You do not need to respond on all the terms of reference if they are not pertinent to the points that you wish to make.
- Background information should be kept to a minimum - a maximum of one page for information on your organisation or your experience of this field.
The closing date for written submissions is 21 March 2014.
If you require any further information please contact the Committee Clerk, Cathie White, on 028 9052 1448.