The Department of Education released information about the 2022 Home-Based Summer Programme to Support the Education or Care Needs of Students with Complex Needs. For the 2022 Home-Based Summer Programme, the Department has introduced an Online Sanctioning Portal. Where parents wish to participate in the scheme, schools are asked to submit the details of applicant students onto this portal. This will allow the Department to confirm eligibility automatically and issue a sanction email to the parent along with a link to the Grant Claim Form for the programme. By using this Sanctioning Portal for the 2022 programme it is hoped that this will provide clarity to the parents regarding the number of hours their child has been allocated. Please see attached form below.