The Children, Young People and Education Committee is undertaking an inquiry into the general principles of the Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill.
The Bill makes provision for a new statutory framework for supporting children and young people with additional learning needs. This is to replace existing legislation surrounding special educational needs and the assessment of children and young people with learning difficulties and/or disabilities in post-16 education and training.
The Bill also continues the existence of the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales and provides for children, their parents and young people to appeal to it against decisions made in relation to their or their child’s additional learning needs, but renames it the Education Tribunal for Wales.
Further information, including a summary of the Bill is available on our Research Service blog.
Disclosure of Information
The Assembly’s policy on disclosure of information is available; please ensure that you have considered these details carefully before submitting information to the Committee. Alternatively a hard copy of this policy can be requested by contacting the Clerk.
Invitation to contribute to the consultation
The Committee would like to invite you to submit written evidence to assist with the inquiry. The Committee welcomes responses in Welsh or English from both individuals and organisations.
Submissions should be no longer than five sides of A4, with numbered paragraphs, and should focus on matters set out above. Please see guidance for those providing evidence for committees.
Responses should be submitted by Friday 3 March 2017. It may not be possible to take into account responses received after this date.
As part of the consultation process, the Committee has also launched a survey for children and young people and parents and carers, seeking their views on the Bill’s proposals.
Should you wish to speak to someone regarding this consultation, please use the below contact details:
Children, Young People and Education Committee
National Assembly for Wales
Telephone: 0300 200 6565