LDAN Bill Response

We have now submitted our response to the Scottish Government’s consultation on its proposed LDAN Bill. 

You can view our response by clicking on the link at the foot of this page.  You can also view the response by our Expert Advisers Group (our adults with Down’s syndrome).  We are very grateful to everyone who participated in our own discussions and online meetings, which helped inform and shape our response.  We will provide a further update on this page as we hear more about the progress of the proposed Bill in due course.

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

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.


Helping you understand and respond to the Consultation Paper

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 developed our response throughout the consultation process informed by our engagement events with families and our members, including people with Down’s syndrome.