Category Archives: Policy and Legislation

New yorkshire based commission on autism is being launched

A new yorkshire based commission on autism is currently being launched that intends to position the voice of people with autism and their families at the centre of development of policy and practice. More information at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics/education/new-children-s-campaign-group-formed-in-yorkshire-launches-autism-commission-1-7597312

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Response from Nick Hodge to the Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty consultation

The Autism Centre’s Nick Hodge, Professor of Inclusive Practice, submitted this response to the Mental Capacity and Deprivation of Liberty Consultation. If you have not yet responded and would like to then there is still time. Information on how to … Continue reading

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Government decision to abolish equality impact assessments

A message from Disability Rights UK on the Government’s decision to abolish equality impact assessments http://www.disabilityrightsuk.org/equalityimpactassessments.htm?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter Disability Rights UK is appalled at the Prime Minister’s  announcement to abolish equality impact assessments. The public sector equality  duty is an important safeguard … Continue reading

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The NDCS have produced a really useful summary of the proposed changes to SEN legislation

The NDCS have produced a clear summary of what the proposed special educational needs reforms for England might mean for children, young people and their families. Although the NDCS has produced this for parents of deaf children the reforms will apply to all children … Continue reading

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Interesting article on draft reforms to post 16 support for young people with complex requirements

This is a very interesting article from the Times Educational Supplement that considers the potential impact of the special educational needs draft reforms on post 16 support for young people with complex requirements.    http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6295174.

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IPSEA releases its response to the proposed changes in special education legislation

The Independent Parental Special Education Advice (IPSEA) Group today issued their response to the Government’s proposed changes to special education legislation. The press release is available here

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Department for Education publishes Support and Aspiration – Progress and Next Steps

A copy of this  can be found at http://www.education.gov.uk/childrenandyoungpeople/sen/a0075339/sengreenpaper It reaffirms the commitment to: a single more streamlined assessment process. a single, combined Education, Health and Care Plan. offer a personal budget for families with such a plan giving greater control … Continue reading

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