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Inclusion and Diversity Service

The regional Inclusion and Diversity Service (IDS) exists to strengthen and improve support to newcomer children and young people and their parents, primarily working through schools.

Here are the key services that are offered by the Inclusion and Diversity Service:

  • Multi-lingual website for teachers and parents
    • some of the general school policies and letters have been translated into many different languages
  • Diversity Coordinators.
  • Interpreting and translating services.
  • Toolkits for Diversity in the primary school
    • these have been developed for pre, primary, post and special schools to help them try and create a welcoming and inclusive environment for all pupils and parents, from all backgrounds, and ensure equal access for all.
  • Continuous professional development.
  • Training in the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

For the Inclusion and Diversity Service Website visit:

Or contact:

Inclusion and Diversity Service
North Eastern Education and Library Board
Antrim Board Centre
17 Lough Road
BT41 4DH
Help-Line:   (028) 9448 2210