SNAP Cymru held a series of consultation events throughout November and December 2015 which were designed to support children, young people and parents make an informed contribution to the Welsh Government consultation on the Draft ALN & Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill. The events were advertised to parents and professionals through SNAP Cymru’s website, referral database and partner organisations from November 2015 onwards. 12,839 individuals viewed our ALN consultation information pages on the SNAP Cymru FaceBook and website pages, 167 people attended 15 events throughout Wales and 182 people completed the online survey.
Welsh Government Children and Young People’s Committee
This response is now published on the inquiry page for the draft Bill (link below). Also published on this link is correspondence between the Committee Chair and the Minister for Education and Skills, seeking clarification on a number of areas not covered during the Minister’s oral evidence session that may also be of interest to you.
The Third Sector Additional Needs Alliance (TSANA)
This group includes representatives from Children in Wales, SNAP Cymru, NAS Cymru, The Down’s Syndrome Association; Barnardo’s Cymru, Afasic Cymru, Mencap Cymru, RNIB Cymru, Learning Disability Wales, Sense Cymru, NDCS Cymru, Mudiad Meithrin, Contact a Family. They participated in Task & Finish Groups on Additional Learning Needs Reform with Welsh Government officials, as established by the Minister for Education and Skills on 3 December 2014.
The responses are: