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Following the ADHD Consensus meeting in May and continuing consultation over the summer with a range of interested parties SASC has issued guidance relating to the assessment of ADHD in relation to Disabled Students’ Allowances. This guidance is accessible from the following link SASC website-ADHD guidance.

Please note, in addition the Dyspraxia guidance has been updated. This accessible from the following link SASC website-dyspraxia guidance.


In Autumn 2008, the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) recognised Adult ADHD for the first time. The advice in the NICE guideline covers: the care, treatment and support that children, young people and adults with ADHD should be offered and how families and carers can support people with ADHD.


Click here for the full and quick reference NICE guidelines on ADHD.

Quick guideline (pdf)

How to Guide (pdf)

NICE guidelines in Forensic settings


The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) was established in response to UK guidelines from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE, 2008) and the British Association of Psychopharmacology (Nutt et al., 2007) who for the first time gave evidence based guidance on the need to diagnose and treat ADHD in adults as well as in children; and in response to the relative lack of training and support in this area for professionals working within adult mental health services.


Evidence based guidelines for ADHD in adults from British Association for Psychopharmacology (PDF file)


Court of Appeal - Billy Jo Friend Judgement

Billy Joe Friend Judgement (pdf)