Media Operational Notice

Education Committee to be briefed on Access to Health Services for School Children

Session: 2013/2014

Date: Tuesday, 06 May 2014

As part of its ongoing consideration of joined-up Health and Education provision, the Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Education will receive briefings from the Public Health Agency; Health and Social Care Board; the Department of Education and Education and Library Board representatives on the provision of health services for school children.

The Committee is following up on cross-departmental reviews of services including: occupational therapy; orthoptic provision and other multi-disciplinary services including psychology support.  The Committee’s focus will be on improving the efficiency of the special educational need (SEN) statementing process – the process by which children gain access to educational and other support in school – and more effective inclusion for children with learning difficulties.

Time:             9.30am

Date:              Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Venue:           Senate Chamber, Parliament Buildings

The full meeting agenda is available here

This meeting will be open to the public and will also be streamed live on the Northern Ireland Assembly Website via the following link:

Media Opportunities

Interviews with the Chairperson of the Committee, Mervyn Storey MLA, may be available upon request. 


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