The Special Educational Needs Advice Centre (SENAC) is a regional charity set up in 2003. We provide confidential, independent advice and advocacy on behalf of children and young people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN) attending schools in Northern Ireland up to the age of 19 years.


We offer free, confidential, independent advice and information to parents and carers on all aspects of the statutory framework of SEN provision in Northern Ireland.


SENAC is governed by a voluntary management committee. The committee have combined skills and experience in management, finance, advocacy, law, human resources and education. Members include parents of children with special educational needs who have used our services.

  • Adele Davidson (Chair)
  • Bronach Doyle (Treasurer)
  • Karen Henderson (Company Secretary)
  • Betty Donnelly
  • David Johnston
  • Dee Kelly
  • Niall Adams
  • Richard Finlay

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