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The Special Educational Needs and Disability (Northern Ireland) Order 2005

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Advice and information for parents

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4.  In the 1996 Order, after Article 21 insert—

General duties of boards
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21A.(1) A board shall arrange for the parent of any child in its area with special educational needs to be provided with advice and information about matters relating to those needs.

(2) In making the arrangements, the board shall have regard to any guidance given by the Department.

(3) The board shall take such steps as it considers appropriate for making the services provided under paragraph (1) known to—

(a)the parents of children in its area;

(b)the principals and Boards of Governors of grant-aided schools in its area;

(c)the principals and proprietors of independent schools in its area; and

(d)such other persons as it considers appropriate..

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