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Families with disabled children take the Government to the High Court

The National Deaf Children’s Society are one of the charities providing evidence during the case. It has documented years of sustained cuts to deaf children’s education support from local councils.

Jo Campion, who leads the charity’s campaign against cuts, said:

“The situation is becoming completely intolerable for families across the country. Funding is being cut year-on-year and the specialist teachers these children rely on have been savagely cut back. As a result, deaf children’s grades are unsurprisingly far below where they should be.

“This court case needs to be a massive wake-up call for the Government. They need to act immediately to stop this crisis spiralling out of control. If they don’t, an entire generation of disabled children will have their futures stolen from them.”

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