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

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART I INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. PART II SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

    1. Education in ordinary schools

      1. 3.Education in ordinary schools of children with special educational needs

    2. General duties of boards

      1. 4.Advice and information for parents

      2. 5.Resolution of disputes

      3. 6.Compliance with orders of Tribunal

    3. Appeals

      1. 7.Appeal against content of statement

      2. 8.Unopposed appeals

    4. Identification and assessment of educational needs

      1. 9.Duty to inform parent where special educational provision made

      2. 10.Review or assessment of educational needs at request of responsible body

      3. 11.Duty to specify named school in statement

    5. Statements of special educational needs

      1. 12.Statements of special educational needs

  4. PART III DISABILITY DISCRIMINATION IN EDUCATION

    1. CHAPTER I SCHOOLS

      1. Interpretation of this Chapter

        1. 13.Interpretation of this Chapter

      2. Duties of responsible bodies

        1. 14.Discrimination against disabled pupils and prospective pupils

        2. 15.Meaning of “discrimination”

        3. 16.Disabled pupils not to be substantially disadvantaged

      3. Accessibility strategies and plans

        1. 17.Accessibility strategies of board

        2. 18.Accessibility plans for schools

      4. Residual duty of boards

        1. 19.Duty of boards not to discriminate

        2. 20.Residual duty: supplementary provisions

      5. Enforcement

        1. 21.Special Education Needs and Disability Tribunal for Northern Ireland

        2. 22.Jurisdiction and powers of the Tribunal

        3. 23.Procedure of the Tribunal

        4. 24.Expulsions

        5. 25.Role of the Department of Education

      6. Agreements relating to enforcement

        1. 26.Validity and revision of agreements

    2. CHAPTER II FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION

      1. Interpretation of this Chapter

        1. 27.Interpretation of this Chapter

      2. Duties of responsible bodies

        1. 28.Discrimination against disabled students and prospective students

        2. 29.Meaning of “discrimination”

        3. 29A.Meaning of “harassment”

        4. 30.Responsible bodies' duties to make adjustments

      3. Other unlawful acts

        1. 30A.Relationships which have come to an end

        2. 30B.Instructions and pressure to discriminate

        3. 30C.Discriminatory advertisements

      4. Enforcement, etc.

        1. 31.Enforcement, remedies and procedures

        2. 31A.Enforcement of Articles 30B and 30C

        3. 31B.Enforcement of Articles 30B and 30C: supplemental matters

        4. 32.Occupation of premises by educational institution

        5. 33.Validity and revision of agreements of responsible bodies

    3. CHAPTER III GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS BODIES

      1. 34.General qualifications bodies: discrimination and harassment

      2. 35.Meaning of “discrimination”

      3. 36.Meaning of “harassment”

      4. 37.General qualifications bodies: duty to make adjustments

      5. 37A.Enforcement, remedies and procedures

      6. 37B.Alterations to premises occupied under leases

      7. 38.Chapter III: claims, leased premises and certain agreements

      8. 39.Chapter III: regulations

    4. CHAPTER IV MISCELLANEOUS

      1. 40.Extension of role of Equality Commission

      2. 41.Codes of practice

      3. 42.Conciliation for disputes under this Part

      4. 43.Victimisation

      5. 44.Aiding unlawful acts

      6. 45.Liability of employers and principals

      7. 46.Statutory authority and national security

      8. 47.Application to Crown, etc.

      9. 48.Relationship of this Part with the 1995 Act

  5. PART IV SUPPLEMENTARY

    1. 49.Regulations and orders

    2. 50.Amendments and repeals

  6. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      SCHEDULE SUBSTITUTED FOR SCHEDULE 2 TO THE 1996 ORDER

      1.   SCHEDULE 2 MAKING AND MAINTENANCE OF STATEMENTS UNDER ARTICLE...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      ENFORCEMENT AND PROCEDURE

      1. PART I DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLS

        1. Restriction on proceedings for breach of Chapter I of Part III

          1. 1.(1) Except as provided by Articles 22 and 24, no...

        2. Period within which proceedings must be brought

          1. 2.(1) The Tribunal shall not consider a claim under Article...

        3. Evidence

          1. 3.(1) In any proceedings under Article 22 or 24, a...

      2. PART II DISCRIMINATION IN FURTHER AND HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

        1. Restriction on proceedings for breach of Chapter II of Part III

          1. 4.(1) Except as provided by Chapter II of Part III...

        2. Period within which proceedings must be brought

          1. 5.(1) A county court shall not consider a claim under...

        3. Compensation for injury to feelings

          1. 6.In any proceedings under Article 31, the amount of any...

        4. Evidence

          1. 7.(1) In any proceedings under Article 31, a certificate signed...

      3. Part III Discrimination in General Qualifications Bodies

        1. Restriction on proceedings for breach of Chapter III of Part III

          1. 8.(1) Except as provided by Article 37A, no civil or...

        2. Period within which proceedings must be brought

          1. 9.(1) A county court shall not consider a claim under...

        3. Evidence

          1. 10.(1) In any proceedings under Article 37A, a certificate signed...

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PREMISES OCCUPIED BY EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS UNDER LEASES

      1. Failure to obtain consent

        1. 1.If any question arises as to whether a responsible body...

      2. Reference to court

        1. 2.(1) If the responsible body has applied in writing to...

      3. Joining lessors in proceedings under Article 31

        1. 3.(1) In proceedings on a claim under Article 31, in...

      4. Regulations

        1. 4.Regulations may make provision as to circumstances in which—

      5. Sub-leases etc.

        1. 5.Regulations may make provision supplementing, or modifying, Article 32 or...

    4. SCHEDULE 3A

      PREMISES OCCUPIED BY GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS BODIES UNDER LEASES

      1. Failure to obtain consent to alteration

        1. 1.If any question arises as to whether a general qualifications...

      2. Reference to court

        1. 2.(1) If the general qualifications body has applied in writing...

      3. Joining lessors in proceedings under Article 37A

        1. 3.(1) In any proceedings on a claim under Article 37A,...

      1. Schedule 4—Amendments

      1. Schedule 5—Amendments

      1. Schedule 6—Repeals

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