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1056429
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-06
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee will recognise assessments carried out by Associate Members of the British Dyslexia Association for children under 16 for the purposes of the Disabled Students' Allowance without the need for a second assessment. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13490 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>It is the department, not the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, that decides which diagnostic assessments should be recognised as suitable evidence to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The department is currently considering which accreditation requirements should be met for diagnostic assessments carried out on young people below the age of 16.</p><p>Information regarding the qualifications or professional memberships of those undertaking dyslexia assessments for young people below the age of 16 is not held centrally, nor is it held by the Student Loans Company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13491 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.533Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.533Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1056430
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-06
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances: Dyslexia more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how common it is for those holding a British Dyslexia Association Assessment Practising Certificate to be involved with dyslexia assessments for those under the age of 16. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13491 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-02-19more like thismore than 2019-02-19
star this property answer text <p>It is the department, not the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee, that decides which diagnostic assessments should be recognised as suitable evidence to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The department is currently considering which accreditation requirements should be met for diagnostic assessments carried out on young people below the age of 16.</p><p>Information regarding the qualifications or professional memberships of those undertaking dyslexia assessments for young people below the age of 16 is not held centrally, nor is it held by the Student Loans Company.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL13490 more like this
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less than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.58Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-19T16:42:17.58Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1042971
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-01-17more like thismore than 2019-01-17
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to require assessors of Disabled Students' Allowance to hold an Assessment Practising Certificate. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL12921 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-01-28more like thismore than 2019-01-28
star this property answer text <p>Study needs assessors of Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) determine the specific support a student requires. They are currently not required to hold an Assessment Practising Certificate.</p><p> </p><p>We recently announced the decision to allow students with Specific Learning Difficulties, such as dyslexia, who are applying for DSA to use evidence of their diagnosis from before 16 years of age. Currently, for the purposes of DSA, the person carrying out this diagnostic assessment must hold an Assessment Practising Certificate, but we are considering whether to allow alternative accreditation routes.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2019-01-28T11:39:14.63Zmore like thismore than 2019-01-28T11:39:14.63Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
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988429
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept id 31 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Women and Equalities more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the case for including specific provisions for (1) dyslexia, and (2) other long-term difficulties with literacy, in the Equality Act 2010 in order to improve the provision of assistance for people with such conditions. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10628 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Equality Act 2010 provides protection for any person with a condition that meets the Act’s definition of disability – that is, “a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on a person’s ability to carry out normal day-day activities.”</p><p> </p><p>The 2010 Act does not, except in a few specific instances, mention by name the conditions that automatically fall within the definition of disability.</p><p> </p><p>This is because in most cases, it is <em>the impact on the person’s life that is the qualifying criteria rather than the condition itself</em>. The only specified disabilities in the Act are <em>Cancer</em>, <em>HIV</em> and <em>Multiple</em> <em>Sclerosis</em>.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T16:09:02.893Z
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4311
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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3453
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988430
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-15more like thismore than 2018-10-15
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to local authorities as to when individuals with dyslexia or other long-term difficulties with literacy should qualify for appropriate assistance under the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10629 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-29more like thismore than 2018-10-29
star this property answer text <p>Under the Equality Act (2010) a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. We have published guidance under the act on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability.</p><p> </p><p>'The Equality Act 2010 Guidance’ on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability, states that a disability can arise from a range of impairments that includes developmental disorders such as dyslexia. This guidance is attached. Some children and young people with disabilities have special educational needs, in which case the Children and Families Act (2014) also applies. Both these acts impose duties on a range of bodies, including local authorities.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-10-29T11:39:47.017Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-29T11:39:47.017Z
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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star this property file name HL10629 Equality_Act_2010_Guidance.pdf more like this
star this property title HL10629_Equality_Act_2010_Guidance more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
985817
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-10-11more like thismore than 2018-10-11
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Special Educational Needs more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the approach to specific learning difficulties and dyslexia contained within Warwickshire Educational Psychological Services' publication Teaching Children and Young People with Literacy Difficulties Practice Guidance, published in February. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL10623 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-10-25more like thismore than 2018-10-25
star this property answer text <p>The department have not made an assessment of this report. We are continuing to improve standards on literacy and to support schools and parents on special educational needs and disability (SEND) including dyslexia.</p><p> </p><p>Schools are required under the Children and Families Act 2014 and the accompanying SEND Code of Practice to identify and address the special educational needs (SEN) of the pupils or students they support. Maintained schools are given notional SEN budgets and should use this to pay for support to children with dyslexia where required. Schools must use their reasonable endeavours to make sure that a child with SEN gets the support they need – this means doing everything they can to meet children and young people’s SEN.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality Act is clear that a person (P) has a disability if — (a) P has a physical or mental impairment, and (b) the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on P's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. All schools have duties under the Equality Act 2010 towards individual disabled children and young people.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-10-25T16:15:35.33Zmore like thismore than 2018-10-25T16:15:35.33Z
star this property answering member
4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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3453
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884166
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which groups and individuals they are asking for expert advice for their review of the second assessment for the identification of disabled students wishing to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance if the first assessment or identification has been carried out before the age of 16. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL6851 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>In February 2018 officials from the Department for Education wrote to the following organisations seeking their views on whether it should still be necessary for students with specific learning difficulties to have a post-16 diagnostic assessment when applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs): The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), The British Dyslexia Association, The British Psychological Society, Dyslexia Action, The Helen Arkell Institute, The National Association of Disability Practitioners, the National Union of Students, the Real Group, the University of Southampton, and The Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.</p><p> </p><p>It is inevitable that some of the organisations whose expert view we have sought for this review will provide diagnostic assessments, training to become diagnostic assessors or accreditation of that training, and will receive payment for those services. We will be mindful of that in reaching a final decision on the review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6852 more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.137Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.137Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
884167
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2018-04-16more like thismore than 2018-04-16
star this property answering body
Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Disabled Students' Allowances more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any of the groups or individuals providing expert advice to their review of the second assessment for the identification of disabled students wishing to apply for the Disabled Students' Allowance receive benefit from the payment that is charged for the second assessment, or have any members who receive such benefits. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL6852 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-04-30more like thismore than 2018-04-30
star this property answer text <p>In February 2018 officials from the Department for Education wrote to the following organisations seeking their views on whether it should still be necessary for students with specific learning difficulties to have a post-16 diagnostic assessment when applying for Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs): The Association of Dyslexia Specialists in Higher Education (ADSHE), The British Dyslexia Association, The British Psychological Society, Dyslexia Action, The Helen Arkell Institute, The National Association of Disability Practitioners, the National Union of Students, the Real Group, the University of Southampton, and The Professional Association for teachers and assessors of students with Specific Learning Difficulties (SpLD)/the SpLD Assessment Standards Committee.</p><p> </p><p>It is inevitable that some of the organisations whose expert view we have sought for this review will provide diagnostic assessments, training to become diagnostic assessors or accreditation of that training, and will receive payment for those services. We will be mindful of that in reaching a final decision on the review.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL6851 more like this
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less than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.183Zmore like thismore than 2018-04-30T16:54:16.183Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
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808734
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the compliance of all higher education providers with their duties under the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998 in regard to disabled students. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL4258 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-21more like thismore than 2017-12-21
star this property answer text <p>Higher education (HE) providers are independent and autonomous bodies, and as such are responsible for fulfilling their duties under both acts. Recent changes to Disabled Students’ Allowances sought to encourage all HE providers to fulfil their responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010. However, it is for higher education institutions to ensure adherence. The Higher Education Funding Council for England recently published a review of the provision of support to disabled students, which contains examples of good practice from across the sector. It also contains recommendations that give clear indications of actions that can help HE providers improve their offer to disabled students.</p><p> </p><p>The Equality and Human Rights Commission provides technical guidance on the Equality Act, and the Office of the Independent Adjudicator outlines good practice guidance for universities to consider when supporting disabled students. The Equality Challenge Unit supports equality and diversity for staff and students in HE, and also publishes technical guidance on the Equality Act.</p>
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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less than 2017-12-21T17:18:56.133Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-21T17:18:56.133Z
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4169
star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
808735
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2017-12-18more like thismore than 2017-12-18
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Department for Education more like this
star this property answering dept id 60 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Education more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Education more like this
star this property hansard heading Students: Disability more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which there is consistency between the school system and the apprenticeship awarding bodies, in terms of support given to disabled students. more like this
star this property tabling member printed
Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL4259 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2018-01-04more like thismore than 2018-01-04
star this property answer text <p>Apprenticeships provide employment as well as additional training for apprentices. The apprenticeship system draws on many of the same principles as the wider education sector in supporting those with disabilities to help them achieve their full potential. This includes recognising Education, Health and Care Plans in our funding and in the adjustment for English and maths requirements. We also provide extra payments to training providers where an apprentice requires further learning support. Access to Work funding is also available from the Department for Work and Pensions to support adjustments apprentices may need in the workplace.</p><p> </p><p>Apprentice employers and training providers are obliged under equalities law to make reasonable adjustments for apprentices with disabilities. With regards to the assessment of apprentices, the Education and Skills Funding Agency requires apprenticeship End-Point Assessment Organisations to ensure they have in place arrangements to ensure fair access through their policy of reasonable adjustments.</p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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less than 2018-01-04T12:52:54.54Zmore like thismore than 2018-01-04T12:52:54.54Z
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4689
star this property label Biography information for Lord Agnew of Oulton more like this
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3453
star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter