Education legislation

Education Act 1998

Education (Welfare) Act 2000

Education for persons with special educational needs  (EPSEN) Act 2004


Education Act 1998

This legislation gives your child the right to access:

· Primary education
· post-primary education
· adult education
· continuing education
· vocational education

The legislation says that it's intention is to "give practical effect to the constitutional rights of children, including children who have a disability".


Education (Welfare) Act 2000

This law tries to make sure that your child attends school and gets a good education.


Education for persons with special educational needs (EPSEN) Act 2004

This law tries to improve your right to get an education for your child that is right for her. The law sets up the National Council for Special Education and outlines the responsibilities of Special Education Needs Organisers.

The law also gives you the right to get services like assessments, education plans and support services for your child. The law also gives you a way of making a complaint if you think your child's needs are not met.

The Special Education Needs Organiser for Bray is Jim Jordan.

Contact details:
National Council for Special Education
C/o Coláiste Chraobh Abhann
Newcastle Road
Co. Wicklow
Tel: 01 287 7030
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