Archived Government Information

DDA Code of Practice Post-16 (revised) for providers of post-16 education and related services (2007)

The Government and the DRC have produced a number of Codes of Practice explaining legal rights and requirements under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. These Codes are practical guidance particularly for disabled people, employers, service providers and education institutions rather than definitive statements of the law. However, courts and tribunals must take them into account.

New duties upon providers of post-16 education and related services came into force on 1 September 2006. This Code replaces the earlier Code of Practice for providers of post-16 education and related services (2004).

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Changes to DSA

7 April 2015: original ministerial statement by David Willetts

10 July: BIS issue clarification on changes to DSA

8 July: LabourList about last week’s debate from Liam Byrne

Westminster Debate

2 July Julian Huppert MP for Cambridge takes students’ fears on DSA changes to governmentofficial transcript

Unity Law a disability discrimination specialist law firm in Sheffield have written a blogpost about the DSA changes

NNAC have put a DSA timeline up on their WIKI detailing the all the changes over the years

25 June: Letter from Matthew Hilton, Director of Higher Education at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, updating on Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs).

12 June: Parliamentary Note A brief overview of the Disabled Students’ Allowance (DSA) and outlines proposed changes to the grant; the changes will apply to all full-time, full-time distance learning, part-time and postgraduate students applying for a DSA for the first time on or after 1 September 2015. The DSA is available to eligible English domiciled students studying at UK higher education institutions.

Blog set up by Dr Sarah Lewthwaite to document the changes and disucssions on DSA >