Charity Partner for 2013 World Police & Fire Games – 1st-10th August







SENAC are very pleased to announce that we have been chosen as one of the official Charity Partners for the 2013 World Police & Fire Games. We are delighted to be part of the third largest international multi-sport event in the world. Up to 10,000 competitors plus 15,000 friends and family from 70 countries are expected at the Games. This is a great opportunity for SENAC to raise our profile to a whole new range of people and any money raised will be of huge benefit to us in continuing to support children in Northern Ireland.

SENAC support children with learning difficulties from autism and dyslexia through to Down’s syndrome and hearing loss to ensure they get the educational support they need. We know that by getting the right resources in their school years the children will go forward to become the best young adults they can be and that they will be released from years of underachievement and dependency in their later lives.

Charity Partners Announcement, open link

If you would like to be part of this great event and volunteer to help us fundraise at the Games please email us at or phone 028 90705654

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Legal Conference

SENAC Legal Conference 2012

Legal aspects of the Special Educational Needs (SEN) system in Northern Ireland

Thursday 15th March 2012, 2.30pm – 6.30pm

· Decision making within the SEN process

· Expert and non-expert evidence in relation to SEN

· Review of important SEN case law, including recent developments

· Effects of budget restrictions on the legal duties of ELBs & schools

· Panel discussion, Q & A session


Mr. Justice Treacy, Senior Judicial Review Judge, High Court NI

Rachel Hogan, B.L., Children’s Law Centre

Aidan Sands, B.L., experienced practitioner in this field

This conference will be of interest to legal practitioners operating in the field of SEN. It will also be of great value to Education & Library Board staff, school Principals and SENCOs and to all experts contributing to the SEN system including educational psychologists, therapists and health care staff with responsibility for children with special needs.

Venue: Lecture Theatre, Law Society House, 96 Victoria Street, Belfast, BT1 3GN

Cost: £85, £90 at door

3 CPD points available

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Musical Theatre Supports SENAC

Many many thanks to Jacqui Vance and her team who donated £500 to SENAC, raised from their ‘Working for Others Musical Theatre’ Summer Scheme. Their donation is much appreciated at a time when funds are difficult to come by.

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Thanks for your help

ASDA Saturday 22 October 2011

Many thanks to Claire, Heather, James, Paul and Rosie for giving up your time on Saturday to help us collect outside ASDA in Dundonald.

We raised £307

A big thank you also to ASDA and especially to the generosity of the shoppers in Dundonald

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Lisburn Half Marathon – THANK YOU to Joan, Roisin & Seaneen

We are very grateful to Seaneen Donnelly,Joan Mc Cartan and Roisin Mullan who ran the Lisburn Half Marathon in July in support of SENAC. They raised an amazing £400


Seaneen Lisburn Half Marathon photo

Joan and Roisin photos Lisburn Marathon '11

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Call for runners-Belfast Marathon 2012

We have been very fortunate over the last two years that volunteers have run for us in the Marathon and have raised money which has been put directly into our Advice Line service.

The need to raise funds to keep our services going are even greater this year so we are asking for more people to make up teams or run individually on our behalf.

Would you be interested in this or any other fundraising idea?

Please call us on 028 9070 5654


Marathon Team May 10

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