Consultation outcome

Adult autism statutory guidance

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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Government response

Detail of outcome

The consultation received 118 direct responses and considered advice from:

  • consultation events and meetings with stakeholders
  • people with autism
  • families and carers
  • health and social care organisations

The response summarises key themes that emerged and how we have responded to them in statutory guidance.

The revised statutory guidance takes into account progress made since 2010, and recent legislation like the Care Act 2014 and the Children and Families Act 2014. It also updates obligations from the 2010 guidance.

In the revised guidance, we remind local authorities and NHS organisations of the need to work with partners, for example in the criminal justice system or helping people with autism in to employment, to achieve wider benefit.

Original consultation

Summary

Seeks views on new guidance to support 'Think Autism' and the adult autism strategy.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

We are seeking views on draft statutory guidance for local authorities and NHS organisations. This is to support the implementation of Think Autism which is the update to the 2010 adult autism strategy.

The updates to the existing guidance are in line with the progress made since 2010 and changes in recent legislation.

The consultation looks at:

  • staff training
  • identification and diagnosis of autism in adults
  • planning of services move from being children to adults
  • local planning and leadership
  • preventative support and safeguarding
  • reasonable adjustments
  • supporting people with complex needs
  • employment for adults with autism
  • working with the criminal justice system

Documents

Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: answer booklet (PDF version)

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Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: answer booklet (rich text format)

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Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: answer booklet (colour contrast version)

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Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: answer booklet (colour contrast version)

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Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: easy read

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Draft revised statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: answer booklet (easy read)

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Consultation on the draft statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England

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Consultation on statutory guidance to implement the strategy for adults with autism in England: facilitator’s feedback form

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Published 7 November 2014
Last updated 26 March 2015 + show all updates
  1. Updated to include consultation response
  2. Updated to include a power point and feedback form about the adult autism statutory guidance to facilitate discussions about the consultation.
  3. First published.