Oliver McGowan Mandatory Training Code of Practice

As of 31st August 2023

43 organisations joined together to write to the minister about the lack of an accessible version of the consultation on the Oliver McGowan mandatory training code of practice.

The letter was to say it is not acceptable that people with learning disabilities do not have equal information or time to think about and respond to a code of practice on training that is about their lives.

We were asking that they can confirm when it will be available and that they will give an extension for responses so people with learning disabilities can be an equal part of the consultation.

You can read the letter here.

Update – 12th September 2023

Since we sent the letter we have seen 17 more organisations show their support.

The new version with these updated signatories is here.

You can see most of the logos for the organisations that have signed the letter at the start of this article.

On 11th September 2023 Maria Caulfield responded.

Read the response here

They confirmed that the easy read is now available.

You can access it here

They also have confirmed that the deadline for responses to the easy read consultation process will be extended to 11:59pm on 16 October 2023.

Members at Learning Disability England have been sharing their responses to the consultation and their experiences of being part of the training.

You can read a summary here and an easy read summary here.

You can tell us what you think or if there are things we’ve missed here in this short survey.

We also worked with Bemix to hold a session on the 8th September at 1:30pm for people with learning disabilities and autistic people to share their views.