LDAN Bill Consultation

At the end of 2023, the Scottish Government published a Consultation Paper on its proposed Learning Disabilities, Autism and Neurodivergence (LDAN) Bill. You can see the Consultation Paper here.

This bill is a once in a generation opportunity to advance the rights and promote the value of people with Down’s syndrome. It is so important that we make our voices heard and that as many of us as possible from right across our community respond to the consultation paper.  We all know what needs to change for people with Down’s syndrome to live a full and more equal life in Scotland. This is our opportunity to make our views heard.

The Scottish Government have made the Consultation Paper available in several different formats, including Easy Read, so that it is accessible to as many people as possible. You can view Easy Read materials here.

Helping you understand and respond to the Consultation Paper

The scope of the bill is vast and it is easy to get overwhelmed by the scale of it.  We are grateful to Andrew, Amy and Grace who have put together a short film explaining the consultation paper and why it is so important that we take the time to complete it.


We have also prepared a PDF which summarises the Consultation in six slides and a short Q&A (Questions and answers) on the LDAN Bill and the Consultation process. You can download this PDFs below.

We are hosting a number of online sessions in March, where we are keen to hear your thoughts on the consultation paper and support you with any queries. You can book onto any of these sessions by clicking on the date which suits you best below.

5th March 2024 7pm – 8pm

13th March 2024 2pm -3pm

28th March 2024 10.30am – 11.30am

The Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has created two short films and additional resources to help you understand the LDAN bill and how you can respond to the consultation – you can view their page here.

It’s so important that as many people as possible respond to the consultation process on the proposed new bill. Please help us to make our voice heard.