Cyhoeddodd Llywodraeth Cymru ymgynghoriad cyhoeddus am y Cod drafft Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol o dan Dribiwnlys y Ddeddf Anghenion Dysgu Ychwanegol ac Addysg (Cymru) 2018.
(Mae’r cynnwys canlynol yn Saesneg yn unig gan ei fod yn deillio o sefydliad arall. Mae gweddill y cynnwys are ein gwefan yn ddwyieithog. Rydym yn gweithio tuag at amser lle gallwn gyfieithu gwybodaeth gan sefydliadau eraill sy’n ymddangos ar ein gwefan. Am fwy o wybodaeth darllenwch ein Datganiad Iaith Gymraeg.)
The consultation primarily seeks views on the draft Code, draft regulations relating to the Education Tribunal for Wales and Additional Learning Needs Co-ordinators and the policy intent for a number of other proposed regulations relating to additional learning needs. Welsh Government are also seeking views on proposed revisions to the code on looked after children under the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 (the Part 6 Code of Practice (Looked After and Accommodated Children)) and the policy intent for proposed regulations relating to the education of looked after children, particularly those with additional learning needs.
Transforming support for children and young people
The draft Code includes statutory guidance to which public bodies or persons, when exercising their functions under the Act, will have to have regard. The draft Code also contains requirements which would be placed on local authorities and governing bodies of maintained schools and those of further education institutions in Wales. The proposals for regulations deal with various matters which will form part of the overall system in Wales for meeting the needs of learners with additional learning needs.
The Act together with the final Code and regulations, aims to transform the system in Wales for supporting children and young people aged 0-25 years with additional learning needs. This package of proposals is intended to support the three overarching objectives of the Act, namely:
- a unified legislative framework that supports all children of compulsory school age or below with ALN, and young people with ALN in school or further education;
- an integrated, collaborative process of assessment, planning and monitoring which facilitates early, timely and effective interventions; and
- a fair and transparent system for providing information and advice, and for resolving concerns and appeals.
The consultation document is available at https://beta.gov.wales/draft-additional-learning-needs-code and the closing date for responses is 22 March 2019. An easy read version, produced by Learning Disability Wales, is also available.