With the input of our members and others with dyslexia, we respond to consultations that can influence change for dyslexic people's lives, learning or careers

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Our responses to consultations in the last five years

Empowering teachers, parents and communities to achieve Excellence and Equity – A governance review John Swinney, the Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, asked for views on how education in Scotland is run. This included who should take decisions in relation to the education of children and young people, and how funding can be made fairer.  

Work and Health : The UK government launched a national consultation on work and health on the 31st October 2016, seeking views on the needs of people with disabilities and health conditions in order to bring about a positive culture change around work, health and disability.  

Widening Access to Scottish Universities for Disabled People (December 2016), a consultation by the Equalities and Human Rights Committee

Apprenticeship Levy consultation (August 2016). This consultation asked for views on options for the use of its share of UK Apprenticeship Levy funding being transferred to the Scottish Government. Our response echoed feedback from the Employability Support for the Disabled consultation response, and from the Dyslexia Adult network (DAN) All Parliamentary Resonse to the call for evidence on halving the disability employment gap.

 Employability support for the disabled.  The aim of the consultation was to seek views on what the future of employment services in Scotland should look like from April 1st 2017, after the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) contracted employment support was to be devolved. 


Other consultations we have responded to on behalf of the dyslexic community include:

  • Scottish Government consultation on extending the rights of children with capacity under the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 (as Amended) and repealing section 70 of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (March 2014)
  • Scottish Government consultation on planning improvements for disabled pupils' access to education (March 2014)
  • SQA’s consultation on Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Candidates in National Qualifications in Scotland (June 2012)
  • Scottish Referendum Question – (November 2012)
  • A proposal for a Children and Young People Bill  (September 2012)
  • Letter of Rights for Scotland - for people held in police custody in Scotland, to help suspects and accused persons understand their rights (February 2013)

Keep an eye out in our News Section - there may be other consultations that you may wish to contribute to.