Civil Service: Dyslexia

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Non-affiliated

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what steps they will take to inform staff in the civil service about dyslexia.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The Government is committed to developing inclusive policies and delivering services which are accessible to all citizens as well. Departments are responsible for developing policies and guidance on disability, including dyslexia. This guidance is available to staff on departmental intranet pages.

As an example, the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) employs 120 “neuro-diverse” intelligence officers for code breaking and counter-espionage.

In addition, Civil Service Learning provides equality and diversity e-learning for all civil servants. Managers have access to disability awareness learning.

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