Life Without Barriers
Education Liaison and Mediation Services, (North/North-West)
This is a free support service for schools and families in conjunction with the Department of Education.
This program supports learning and educational development opportunities for children and young people with disability and/or complex needs and builds positive relationships between the child or young person’s family and school.
Education Officers can provide support for schools and families of students with disability and/or complex needs in opening up lines of communication, liaising with affected parties, negotiating timetables, exploring alternative programs and supporting staff. Referrals can come from schools, CAMHS, families, advocacy groups, Department of Education support staff and other agencies.
What the service can help with
Education, including provision of education and programs addressing exclusion
How the service is delivered
Coordination of Services
Information, Advice and Education
Liaison and Mediation between schools and families.
Services are available for
Parents and Carers
Age eligibility for children
4 - 22
To access the service, clients
Must be living with disability
Disability & Complex Needs
Cost of service
Is a referral required?
A Referral Form can be sent to families and/or schools to activate the Liaison and Mediation Service after initial contact.
How do clients access the service?
Client responsible for transportation to service
Home visits can be provided
Transport not required (eg. telephone service, online service)