Responses to Government Consultations

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

April 2018

Afasic’s Submission to the Education Committee’s Special Educational Needs and Disability Inquiry (81.8 KiB, 1,535 hits)

April 2016
Afasic’s response to the consultation on the High Needs Funding Formula.

Afasic's response to High Need Funding Formula (18.5 KiB, 1,439 hits)

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, 2,033 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, 14,842 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, 1,642 hits)

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

SEN Code of Practice - Afasic's response (716.5 KiB, 2,511 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, 1,810 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, 2,038 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, 2,129 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, 2,113 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, 2,176 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, 2,259 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, 2,124 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, 2,343 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, 2,355 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, 2,464 hits)


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

Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds (65.5 KiB, 2,456 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, 3,503 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, 2,197 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, 3,698 hits)

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

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, 2,235 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, 2,411 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, 3,105 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, 2,411 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, 2,916 hits)

February 2011
Disability Living Allowance Reform

Afasic’s response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance Reform (20.0 KiB, 2,086 hits)

January 2011
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation

Afasic’s response to the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation (17.5 KiB, 2,221 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, 2,379 hits)

Afasic Cymru responses and consultations to the Welsh Government.

Afasic Cymru consultation response - Prevention of offending by young people (213.6 KiB, 493 hits)

Afasic Cymru - First 1000 days - CYPEC (145.3 KiB, 933 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - Welsh Government 10 Year Plan (266.3 KiB, 1,051 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - curriculum consultation (187.9 KiB, 948 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - CYPEC inquiry into teachers professional learning and education (200.6 KiB, 1,106 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - independent professional advocacy (124.1 KiB, 1,055 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - White Paper legislative proposals for ALN (211.7 KiB, 1,140 hits)

Afasic Cymru reponse - Proposals for reform of the legislative framework for special educational needs (225.0 KiB, 2,132 hits)

ALN Bill 2015 - letter to Directors of Education re existing SEN legislation (103.7 KiB, 2,169 hits)

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill - letter to Local Authorities (103.5 KiB, 2,092 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - Draft Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill (457.0 KiB, 2,243 hits)

Consultation on the Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill (268.1 KiB, 2,186 hits)

Children and young people committee consultation on the Education (Wales) Bill (218.3 KiB, 2,288 hits)

Educational outcomes for CYP in low income households (225.4 KiB, 2,228 hits)

Proposals for reform of the legislative framework for special educational needs (439.3 KiB, 2,130 hits)

Consultation response on Statutory Guidance on Securing Play Opportunites (227.2 KiB, 2,098 hits)

Dull dysgu iaith a lleferydd ysgol gyfan yn yr ysgol uwchradd (168.4 KiB, 2,114 hits)

Education provision of speech language and communication support (247.5 KiB, 2,403 hits)

Draft EOTAS Framework for Action consultation (103.8 KiB, 2,256 hits)

Evidence from Afasic Cymru CAMHS inquiry (360.6 KiB, 2,153 hits)

Ffurflen Ymateb i Ymgynghoriad - Atal troseddu gan bobl ifanc (294.8 KiB, 2,123 hits)