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Department of Education Review Of Newcomer Policy Multilingual Survey

The Department of Education is currently carrying out a review of its Supporting Newcomer Pupils Policy. We consider someone to be a Newcomer pupil if they do not speak enough English or Irish to participate fully in school; and if they normally speak a different language at home. Schools receive some extra money for each Newcomer pupil they have. They …

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Petition: Stop Discrimination Against Children and Young People in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People (NICCY) and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) are concerned that anti – discrimination legislation which will be proposed by the offices of OFMdFM could actually discriminate against children and young people in Northern Ireland. Based on information coming from the Assembly, it is understood that children and young people …

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Public Consultation – Custodial Arrangements for Children in Northern Ireland

The Department of Justice has launched a public consultation on the issue of custodial arrangements for children in Northern Ireland and would like to hear your views on the issues involved.  A child-friendly version of the consultation, developed by Include Youth, is also attached.  Further copies of the documents can be downloaded from our website at: http://www.dojni.gov.uk/index/public-consultations/current-consultations/consultation-on-revised-custodial-arrangements-for-children.htm or from Include Youth …

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Consultation on proposed changes to the Common Funding Scheme

Following the independent review of the Common Funding Scheme, which determines how funds are allocated to schools, the Minister for Education, John O’Dowd, has now set out his proposals for changes to the Scheme. All response forms should be returned directly to the Department of Education by 5pm on Friday 18 October 2013  http://www.deni.gov.uk/june-2013-common-funding-scheme-consultation Please contact the Common Funding Implementation …

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