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 issued a 'Call for Evidence' seeking your views on this issue.  The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry can be found here and the written submissions received so far can be found here.

For further information on the inquiry you can contact the Committee by e-mail,, by post (Committee Clerk, Room 375, Parliament Buildings, Ballymiscaw, Stormont, Belfast, BT4 3XX) or by contacting the Committee Clerk, Cathie White, on 028 9052 1448.

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