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star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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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: Learning Disability 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, further to the undertaking in the letter from Viscount Younger of Leckie to Lord Addington on 3 December that those diagnosed with dyslexia or specific learning difficulties before the age of 16 will no longer have to undertake a second diagnosis to qualify for the Disabled Students’ Allowance, whether those who have been qualified to carry out this assessment will continue to be so after February 2019. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13891 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13892 more like this
HL13893 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.8Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.8Z
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star this property label Biography information for Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Addington remove filter
1064573
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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: Learning 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 whether all potential students with a diagnosis of dyslexia or specific learning difficulties whose assessment was carried out by somebody without the Assessment Practising Certificate before the end of February 2019 will have to undertake and pay for a second assessment to make them eligible for the Disabled Students’ Allowance in the future. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13892 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13891 more like this
HL13893 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.847Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.847Z
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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
1064574
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-20more like thismore than 2019-02-20
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: Learning 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 whether those involved in teaching and diagnosing pupils with dyslexia and specific learning difficulties in the school system have been consulted about the changes to people who can conduct assessments for eligibility for the Disabled Students’ Allowance. more like this
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Lord Addington more like this
star this property uin HL13893 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer remove maximum value filtermore like thismore than 2019-02-28
star this property answer text <p>The department is yet to conclude discussions currently being held with relevant experts, including the British Dyslexia Association, about the qualifications that should be held by those undertaking specific learning difficulty diagnostic assessments that can be used to determine eligibility for Disabled Students’ Allowances. The experts with whom the department is discussing this issue have knowledge and understanding of diagnostic assessment undertaken for school pupils. The department expects to conclude these discussions by the middle of March 2019.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Viscount Younger of Leckie more like this
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HL13891 more like this
HL13892 more like this
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less than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.877Zmore like thismore than 2019-02-28T17:48:55.877Z
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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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1056429
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-02-06more 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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25277
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 less than 2019-02-06more 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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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
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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
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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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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Williams of Trafford more like this
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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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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
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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
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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 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
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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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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