Media Operational Notice
Education Committee to be briefed on Access to Health Services for School Children
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.
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: http://www.niassembly.gov.uk/Assembly-Business/Live-Coverage/
Interviews with the Chairperson of the Committee, Mervyn Storey MLA, may be available upon request.