Learning Disability: Health Services and Social Services

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th November 2018.

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Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, when the Government plans to launch the consultation on options for delivering mandatory learning disability training for all relevant NHS and social care staff.

Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that the consultation on options for delivering mandatory learning disability training for all relevant NHS and social care staff will be accessible to those with learning disabilities.

Photo of Darren Jones Darren Jones Labour, Bristol North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps the Government is taking to ensure that mandatory learning disability training for all relevant staff is delivered or partially delivered by those with learning disabilities.

Photo of Caroline Dinenage Caroline Dinenage Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

We will launch a public consultation on mandatory learning disability and autism training for National Health Service and social care staff in the new year. Officials have been working with people with lived experience of learning disabilities and autism in developing the consultation proposals.

We want to hear a range of views, including those from people with a learning disability or autism and their families, and in line with Cabinet Office principles on consultation, we will tailor the consultation to meet the needs and preferences of different groups, including the provision of consultation documents in alternative formats.

The consultation will consider the role of people with a learning disability or autism in the development and deployment of training as they can bring a unique and valuable perspective as users of health and care services.

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