By working in partnership with the Local Authority and the other Phase Associations, DAPH promotes an open and transparent consultative process by proactively seeking opinion and feedback of the broader membership. This ensures that schools are given the opportunity to contribute, and that their views are fairly represented when influencing and shaping policy or strategy.

Feedback from consultations enable DAPH to advise the Local Authority on how policy and strategy impacts directly on schools. It also provides the opportunity to monitor the ongoing effect of such policies.

Consultations on specific topics are highlighted to the wider membership via the DAPH Update newsletter.