Frequently asked questions



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Yes if you are aged 16-19 you will receive a trainee allowance, travel allowance and meal allowance.

The Special Educational Needs Initiative (SENI) was set up by the Department of Education in January 2007 to respond to the special needs of learners participating in the Youthreach programme.

SEN is interpreted for the purposes of this Initiative as representing any factor which hinders a young person’s engagement in or ability to benefit from the Youthreach programme. These factors may comprise within-learner disabilities and difficulties, family and social circumstances or harmful early experiences.