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The Education (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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Special educational provision in institutions outside Northern Ireland

11.—(1) No person shall so exercise his functions under this Part that the special educational provision (or any part of it) which any learning difficulty of a child calls for is made in an institution outside Northern Ireland unless the institution is one which specialises in providing for children with special needs.

(2) In paragraph (1), “children with special needs” means children who have particular needs which would be special educational needs if those children were in Northern Ireland.

(3) Where a board arranges under Article 10(1)(a) for special educational provision in respect of a child to be made in an institution outside Northern Ireland, the board shall pay—

(a)the fees charged by the institution;

(b)the expenses reasonably incurred in maintaining him while he is at the institution or travelling to or from it;

(c)his reasonable travelling expenses; and

(d)the expenses reasonably incurred by any person accompanying him while he is travelling or staying at the institution.

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