Policy

Update on the Green Paper
The Children and Families Bill, Support and Aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability: Progress and next steps was published by the Government on 15th May 2012. This was in response to the Green Paper consultation and reported on the Government’s next steps.

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Responses to Government Consultations
All responses were submitted to the Department for Education unless otherwise stated.

September 2014
Response to the consultation on the Special Educational Needs and Disability Data Descriptors. Afasic’s response was submitted via the online form. This is a summary of the points we made.

Special Educational Needs and Disability Data Descriptors (214.5 KiB, 87 hits)

May 2014
Response to the consultation on the Revised SEND Code of Practice. Afasic’s response was submitted via the online form. This is a summary of the points we made.

Revised SEND Code of Practice - Afasic's response (35.0 KiB, 162 hits)

December 2013
Afasic’s response to the SEN Code of Practice consultation.

SEN Code of Practice - Afasic's response (716.5 KiB, 443 hits)

October 2013
Afasic’s response to the Changes to the System of School Organisation.

Changes to the System of School Organisation (110.0 KiB, 269 hits)


October 2012
Afasic’s submissions to the Pre-Legislative Scrutiny: Special Educational Needs (submitted to the House of Commons Education Select Committee).

Pre-Legislative Scrutiny: Special Educational Needs (58.0 KiB, 458 hits)


August 2012
Afasic’s response to the Further consultation on proposals to secure shared decision-making – Department of Health.

Proposals to secure shared decision-making (55.0 KiB, 549 hits)


July 2012
Afasic’s response tothe Consultation on Careers Guidance for Schools, Sixth Form Colleges and Further Education Institutions. 

Careers Guidance for Schools, Sixth Form Colleges and Further Education Institutions (37.5 KiB, 529 hits)


May 2012
Afasic’s response to the consultation – Revised Sure Start Children’s Centres Statutory Guidance.

Revised Sure Start Children's Centres Statutory Guidance (89.0 KiB, 617 hits)


Afasic’s response to the consultation on School funding reform:Next steps towards a fairer system.  

School funding reform: Next steps towards a fairer system (150.0 KiB, 547 hits)

April 2012
Afasic’s response to the consultation on the Personal Independence Payment: Assessment Thresholds – Department for Work and Pensions.

Personal Independence Payment: Assessment Thresholds (42.0 KiB, 519 hits)


Afasic’s response to the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Strategy by the Children and Young People’s Forum set up by the Department of Health.

Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Strategy (48.5 KiB, 545 hits)

February 2012
Afasic’s response to a consultation on revised statutory guidance and regulations for exclusions from schools and pupil referral units in England.

Exclusions from schools and pupil referral units in England (214.5 KiB, 834 hits)

January 2012
Afasic’s response to the Consultation on a Revised Early Years Foundation Stage

Afasic response to the Consultation on a Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (83.5 KiB, 868 hits)


Afasic’s response to Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds

Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds (65.5 KiB, 666 hits)

December 2011
Afasic’s response to the consultation on Auxiliary Aids for Children with Disabilities

Auxiliary Aids for Children with Disabilities (79.5 KiB, 997 hits)

November 2011
Afasic’s submission to the Review of Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education

Afasic’s submission to the Review of Personal, Social, Health and Economics Education (33.5 KiB, 631 hits)

A consultation on the proposed changes to the newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction regulations for England

Proposed changes to the newly qualified teacher (NQT) induction regulations for England (153.0 KiB, 930 hits)

October 2011
A consultation on school funding reform: Proposals for a fairer system

A consultation on school funding reform: Proposals for a fairer system (277.5 KiB, 717 hits)

September 2011
Establishing A New Office Of The Children’s Commissioner For England (OCCE): Consultation On Legislative Proposals

Afasic response to OCCE (132.5 KiB, 632 hits)


Afasic’s response to the Consultation on Qualifications for 14-16 year olds and Performance Tables

Afasic response to qualifications and performance tables (39.5 KiB, 671 hits)


Afasic’s response to the Consultation on a Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)

Consultation on a Revised Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) (247.0 KiB, 955 hits)


Afasic’s response to the Consultation on Qualifications for 14-16 year olds and Performance Tables (sent to the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual)

Afasic’s response to the Consultation on Accessibility at Source for National Curriculum Tests and General and Vocational Qualifications (40.5 KiB, 650 hits)

June 2011
Green Paper

Afasic’s Response to the Consultation on the Green Paper Support and aspiration: a new approach to special educational needs and disability (94.0 KiB, 940 hits)

February 2011
Disability Living Allowance Reform

Afasic’s response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance Reform (20.0 KiB, 718 hits)

January 2011
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation

Afasic’s response to the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation (17.5 KiB, 734 hits)

October 2010
Green Paper

Afasic’s Response to the Green Paper: Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities – Call for Views (58.5 KiB, 915 hits)