Website updates January to February 2020

Employment services Updates of – ‘Employment services’: agencies, careers advice, vocational training etc; Employment services: Technical issues on reasonable adjustment duty; Work experience. GCSEs and A-levels GCSE, A-levels and stammering/stuttering updated. Other schools pages were updated last month: Resolving disputes in schools and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and stammering, including for the 2014 SEN Code … Read more Website updates January to February 2020

Website updates November to December 2019

Special educational needs (SEN) Resolving disputes in schools and Special Educational Needs (SEN) and stammering updated, including for the 2014 SEN Code of Practice. Brexit Brexit page updated: Following the General Election result, the UK’s membership of the EU is likely to end on 31st January 2020, on the terms of the Withdrawal Agreement. Essentially, … Read more Website updates November to December 2019

Website updates September to October 2019

EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, and election Brexit page updated for these: See Brexit>Where we are. Leaving EU membership (exit day) has now been postponed to 31st January 2020, or earlier if the Withdrawal Agreement is ratified in 2019. Under the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, now pulled from Parliament, broadly European Union law would continue to apply … Read more Website updates September to October 2019

Stammering Pride and Prejudice: book

New book launched September 2019. ‘Stammering Pride and Prejudice: Difference not Defect’ challenges the stereotype that stammering is inherently negative. It positions stammering as a different, valuable and respected way of speaking. It is the first published book exploring stammering from the perspective of the social model of disability, written for people who stammer and … Read more Stammering Pride and Prejudice: book

Website updates July to August 2019

Proposed changes on enforcement of Equality Act Proposals in various reports on enforcing the Equality Act, including two 2019 reports: House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee: Enforcing the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC, July 2019; Equality and Human Rights Commission: Access to legal aid for discrimination cases, June 2019. … Read more Website updates July to August 2019

50 Million Voices: stuttering and work

50 Million Voices is the campaign bringing together leaders from across the world to collaborate, share good practice, and transform the world of work for people who stammer. Societal bias means that millions of people who stammer are either unemployed or in jobs which are well below their potential. Employers and colleagues often falsely equate intelligence … Read more 50 Million Voices: stuttering and work