Think Autism Strategy – Update

Think Autism Strategy – Update

Many people will be aware of the “strategy for adults with autism” which contained some “some  rules  for the  NHS and  local  councils” which are articulated in the following easy read document:...
The Freedom of Information Act. Use it!

The Freedom of Information Act. Use it!

One piece of legislation AnnaKennedyonline regularly uses is The Freedom of Information Act and the charity encourages sensible use of the statute. The Charity is concerned is concerned that the rights contained in the statute will be trimmed. The Campaign for Freedom...
Governance Handbook

Governance Handbook

In late November, 2015 the Department of Education published the: Governance handbook for trustees of academies and multiacademy trusts and governors of maintained schools. A copy of this document can be found here:...
Carers of Disabled Children Who are not Parents.

Carers of Disabled Children Who are not Parents.

The Children and Families Act 2014 created a new category of carer, the Parent Carer – defined as people with parental responsibility looking after disabled children.  Local authorities are required to assess parent carers on the ‘appearance of need’ i.e. if it...
Competitive Interview Process

Competitive Interview Process

Waddingham v NHS Business Services Authority (ET/1804896/2013)   The above is an interesting case involving a gentleman who has a statutory disability who disadvantaged by the competitive interview process that was being gone through by his employer. This is a...
Equality Duty

Equality Duty

We are often asked about the Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED). A typical question would be “My local hospital has done X and this puts me at a disadvantage as a person with autism. I thought they couldn’t just make changes without first considering their impact”....