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Informing our consultation responses

Together for Short Lives provides a voice for our members across the UK. We speak up for children, families, services and professionals, offering them opportunities to shape our responses to consultations and inquiries which have the potential to affect them. Find out here about the current opportunities to have your say and inform how we respond.

Alternative method of VAT collection – split payment

Consultation closes
13 Mar - 29 Jun 2018

Following on from the feedback received in the call for evidence Alternative method of VAT collection, and continued engagement from stakeholders, we have used this to develop our thinking on how...

Children in need of help and protection: call for evidence

Consultation closes
16 Mar - 1 Jun 2018

This call for evidence asks what professionals across education, children’s social care, health and other specialist services are doing to improve the educational outcomes of children in need. The government...

Parental Bereavement Leave consultation

Consultation closes
28 Mar - 8 Jun 2018

We have a vital opportunity to improve a new law which will introduce paid statutory leave for all parents in the UK who are bereaved of a child. Please spend...

A consultation on extending legal rights to have for personal health budgets and integrated personal budgets

Consultation closes
6 Apr - 8 Jun 2018

Currently, the only people who have a specific ‘right to have’ a personal health budget, are adults who receive NHS continuing healthcare or children receiving continuing care. The government and...

Inquiry into support for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)

Consultation closes
18 Apr - 14 Jun 2018

In 2014, the Government introduced wide-reaching changes to the SEND system in England, with the intention of offering simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND....