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Special Educational Needs

Dáil Éireann Debate, Tuesday - 1 June 2021

Tuesday, 1 June 2021

Ceisteanna (441)

Christopher O'Sullivan

Ceist:

441. Deputy Christopher O'Sullivan asked the Minister for Education the status of clearing the backlog of delays on assessments for children with special needs; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [29857/21]

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Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

An Assessment of Need is a service provided by the Health Service Executive (HSE) for children or young people with a disability. The assessment identifies the child's health needs and what health services are needed to meet the child’s needs.

Matters in relation to the provision of health-related services and the assessment of need should be directed to the HSE or to the Department of Health. 

My Department has no role in the matter. 

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