The NDA is updating its guidance to Government departments and public bodies on engaging with people with disabilities, including children and young people with disabilities, in policy development and consultation processes.
The NDA published the ‘Ask Me – Guidelines for Effective Consultation with People with Disabilities’ in 2002 to provide practical advice on inclusive consultation processes with people with disabilities. Since then, legislative and policy changes have taken place, including the ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD), which outlines specific obligations for Government departments and public bodies. Because of this, the NDA is reviewing and updating the guidelines.
They are consulting with DPOs and are now inviting input from persons with disabilities and other interested parties to provide their views.
You are invited to submit your views and experiences of how the government and public bodies can ensure effective participation of people with disabilities, including children and young people with disabilities, in public policy development and in monitoring how well various policies and strategies are working.
You can do this by email, post or by video where you speak or sign your views by 9th August 2021. More information at: http://nda.ie/news-and-events/news/public-consultation-on-effective-engagement-with-people-with-disabilities.html