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Featured consultations

On this page you will find featured government consultations that are currently running.

Featured consultations

Consultation on the Accessible Transport Strategy 2025

The Department for Regional Development (DRD) is seeking your views on the draft Accessible Transport Strategy 2025.

The new strategy aims to improve the accessibility of public transport and other transport infrastructure for all users, but particularly for older people and people with disabilities. It is based on five main themes, these are:

  • enhancing the accessibility of the public transport network
  • improving accessibility of the wider transport network
  • enhancing the customer experience
  • enhancing the accessibility of information
  • working in collaboration with partners and stakeholders

You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond on the nidirect consultations website.

Deadline for responses – 20 November 2015

Consultation on a draft Childcare Strategy for Northern Ireland

The Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister (OFMDFM) is seeking your views on a draft strategy for childcare in Northern Ireland.

The ten year strategy aims to develop and deliver affordable, high quality and integrated childcare services which gives children the best start in life, while supporting and enabling parents to participate in the workforce.

The draft strategy outlines 22 areas for action to make childcare services more responsive to the needs of parents, including the need for more flexible care and examining ways of promoting awareness and uptake of financial assistance for childcare costs.

It also includes proposals to increase the childcare places, from pre-school through school-age, from the present 56,000 to 100,000.

You can download documents and find out more, including how to respond on the OFMDFM website.

Deadline for response – 13 November 2015

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