About the Sensory Service

General information about the Sensory Service and who they work with.

Who we are

The Sensory Service is a team of teachers with specialist qualifications, providing advice and support to children and young people with a sensory impairment, from the time of identification and referral, and continuing this support through all stages of education.  

The team aims to provide support which responds to the needs of individual children and families.   


The Sensory Service has a vision to ensure:  

  • All children and young people with a sensory impairment are able to learn and achieve, are independent, set high goals for themselves, participate in and contribute to society, are happy and live fulfilling lives. 
  • Children and young people’s families feel confident in promoting their children’s development. 
  • Educational settings include everyone and develop effective ways of meeting each child and young person’s individual needs. 

Who we work with

The Sensory team works with:

  • EA Support Services
  • Education settings
  • Health and Social Care Trusts 
  • Families and carers of children and young people
  • Paediatric Low Vision Clinic
  • Ophthalmology Departments at regional hospitals
  • Sensory Service Social Workers
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Education Authority Educational Psychologists 
  • Voluntary Agencies
  • Statutory Assessment and Review Services

The team believes that close working partnerships are essential to improve outcomes for children and young people and has a joined-up approach with Health and Education in order to support each child.  

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Contact the Sensory Service

The Sensory Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, who are deaf/hard of hearing, have a vision impairment, or who have a multi-sensory impairment.