Enhancing Transitions Services for School Leavers with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities: Public Survey


The Department of Education (DE), has launched the survey on ‘Transitions Services for School Leavers with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities’.

The survey was launched today on Departmental intranets and will run until 13 March 2024.  The survey can be viewed on Citizen space as follows:

We want to hear from as many people as possible, so please feel free to share this link to anyone you might think relevant to give their views.


Obesity Strategic Framework – Healthy Futures


The Department has launched the public consultation on the development of a new Obesity Strategic Framework inviting the public to share their views on a new Obesity Strategic Framework – ‘Healthy Futures’ which aims to create the conditions that enable and support people to improve their diet and participate in more physical activity and reduce the risk of related harm for those living with overweight and obesity.


The consultation seeks views on the vision, principles, and themes developed by the Project Board and approved by our previous Health Minister, and through work with stakeholders and other interested parties. The consultation is open until 16 February 2024.


At the same time, the Department is consulting on a Proposed Regional Obesity Management Service (ROMS) for Northern Ireland. We’ve worked with colleagues leading on this to align the consultation launches, as many responders will be interested in both. The ROMS consultation can be found at https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/consultations/proposed-regional-obesity-management-service-roms-northern-ireland.


Please accept our thanks for all of your work, input and support to date. I’d appreciate it if you could share the links to this consultation with your networks, to maximise potential responses.