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EducationNorthern Ireland has anti-discrimination laws that protect
people in education. This includes duties placed on
service providers by SENDO (Special Education
Needs and Disability Order 2005)
Select the option below which best describes your education organisation:

ECNI statement

'Every Child an Equal Child'

Key inequalities in education and a strategy for intervention>

We have also produced a report on Inequalities in Education: Facts and Trends 1998-2008>

Equality in education

Policy and research

Education and the imbalance in educational outcomes is an important issue for the Commission.

Learn more about our work in the 'addressing inequality' section.

Do You Mean Me?

Microsite for schools & colleges

Our new interactive microsite, aimed at 14-25 year olds, challenges young people to consider and discuss equality issues and what influences them in forming opinions of others.