Our Policy Work

Our policy work allows us to represent the voice of disabled learners and those who support/care for them in issues which affect them in post-16 learning, training and employment across Scotland. This includes:

  • developing and maintaining links with key policy makers, such as the Scottish Government and Scottish Funding Council
  • responding to, and influencing, national policy developments to bring about effective change for disabled people
  • submitting responses to consultations on issues which affect disabled learners and those who support/care for them
  • representing disabled people’s interests on a number of government and other committees.

 

This page is split into two sections: Policy Responses and Research/Briefings.

You can also read about our annual conferences and access past papers and presentations by clicking the below link.

Lead Scotland’s Annual Conferences

Policy Responses

Lead Scotland response to Autism Strategy Consultation November 2017

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government Student Support Review, August 2017

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government BSL National Draft Plan, May 2017

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government Education Governance Review, January 2017

Lead Scotland response to the Equalities & Human Rights Committee call for evidence on disabled people’s access to Scottish universities, November 2016

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government Scottish Social Security Consultation, October 2016

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government Enterprise & Skills Review, September 2016

Lead Scotland response to Glasgow City Council’s Call for Evidence: Colleges & Lifelong Learning Committee September 2016

Lead Scotland response to BIS consultation on DSA reforms, November 2015

Lead Scotland Response to Scottish Government Employability Support Discussion Paper, October 2015

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government Disabled Students Allowance consultation, September 2013

Lead Scotland response to Community Empowerment bill, September 2012

Lead Scotland response passported benefits, September 2012

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government Mental Health Strategy, September 2012

Lead Scotland consultation response to Integration of Health and Social Care, September 2012

Lead Scotland response to SQA Consultation on Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Candidates in National Qualifications in Scotland, June 2012

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on College Regionalisation, January 2012

Lead Scotland response to Post-16 learning consultation, November 2011

Lead Scotland response to Scottish Government consultation on Public Sector Equality Duty Draft Regulations, November 2011

Research/Briefings

Supporting Disabled Learners to realise their Potential ECU Lead Scotland Report

Briefing for Angela Constance on Lead Transition Focus Groups