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, 1,859 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, 1,479 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, 2,074 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, 14,888 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, 1,682 hits)

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

SEN Code of Practice - Afasic's response (716.5 KiB, 2,559 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, 1,857 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, 2,081 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, 2,167 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, 2,156 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, 2,212 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, 2,308 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, 2,168 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, 2,384 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, 2,392 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, 2,500 hits)


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

Study Programmes for 16-19 year olds (65.5 KiB, 2,492 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, 3,564 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, 2,233 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, 3,774 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, 2,285 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, 2,447 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, 3,157 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, 2,467 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, 2,957 hits)

February 2011
Disability Living Allowance Reform

Afasic’s response to the consultation on Disability Living Allowance Reform (20.0 KiB, 2,122 hits)

January 2011
Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation

Afasic’s response to the Year 1 Phonics Screening Check Consultation (17.5 KiB, 2,260 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, 2,415 hits)

Afasic Cymru responses and consultations to the Welsh Government.

Afasic Cymru consultation response - Prevention of offending by young people (213.6 KiB, 524 hits)

Afasic Cymru - First 1000 days - CYPEC (145.3 KiB, 967 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - Welsh Government 10 Year Plan (266.3 KiB, 1,105 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - curriculum consultation (187.9 KiB, 977 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - CYPEC inquiry into teachers professional learning and education (200.6 KiB, 1,160 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - independent professional advocacy (124.1 KiB, 1,094 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - White Paper legislative proposals for ALN (211.7 KiB, 1,174 hits)

Afasic Cymru reponse - Proposals for reform of the legislative framework for special educational needs (225.0 KiB, 2,443 hits)

ALN Bill 2015 - letter to Directors of Education re existing SEN legislation (103.7 KiB, 2,487 hits)

Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill - letter to Local Authorities (103.5 KiB, 2,408 hits)

Afasic Cymru response - Draft Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill (457.0 KiB, 2,565 hits)

Consultation on the Additional Learning Needs and Educational Tribunal (Wales) Bill (268.1 KiB, 2,511 hits)

Children and young people committee consultation on the Education (Wales) Bill (218.3 KiB, 2,615 hits)

Educational outcomes for CYP in low income households (225.4 KiB, 2,550 hits)

Proposals for reform of the legislative framework for special educational needs (439.3 KiB, 2,452 hits)

Consultation response on Statutory Guidance on Securing Play Opportunites (227.2 KiB, 2,404 hits)

Dull dysgu iaith a lleferydd ysgol gyfan yn yr ysgol uwchradd (168.4 KiB, 2,433 hits)

Education provision of speech language and communication support (247.5 KiB, 2,740 hits)

Draft EOTAS Framework for Action consultation (103.8 KiB, 2,583 hits)

Evidence from Afasic Cymru CAMHS inquiry (360.6 KiB, 2,469 hits)

Ffurflen Ymateb i Ymgynghoriad - Atal troseddu gan bobl ifanc (294.8 KiB, 2,437 hits)