Policy making

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

December 2015
Response to the consultation on the inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of disabled children and young people and those who have special educational needs.

Local area SEND consultation (491.9 KiB, 493 hits)

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, 13,284 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, 522 hits)

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

SEN Code of Practice - Afasic's response (716.5 KiB, 1,019 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, 629 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, 866 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, 934 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, 932 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, 1,045 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, 1,020 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, 954 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, 959 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, 1,225 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, 1,293 hits)


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

Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds (65.5 KiB, 1,139 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, 1,635 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, 1,055 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, 1,557 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, 1,069 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, 993 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, 1,125 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, 1,487 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, 1,108 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, 1,487 hits)

February 2011
Disability Living Allowance Reform

Afasic’s response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance Reform (20.0 KiB, 1,090 hits)

January 2011
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation

Afasic’s response to the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation (17.5 KiB, 1,084 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, 1,258 hits)