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National Deaf Children’s Society responds to head teachers marching on Downing Street

Responding to the head teachers marching on Downing Street, Ian Noon, Head of Policy and Research at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said:

“Head teachers from across the country are marching on Downing Street because of huge pressures on the education system. For children with special educational needs, like the UK’s 50,000 deaf children, a complete crisis is unfolding before our eyes.

“Every child deserves the same chances in life, but systematic, swingeing cuts have left deaf children with a mountain to climb just to reach the start line.

“The Government must now wake-up and listen to the concerns of the entire sector and start delivering on its promise of a world-class education for everyone.”

The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity for the UK’s 50,000 deaf children. The National Deaf Children’s Society helps deaf children and young people thrive by giving independent expert support to them and their families, and by working with decision-makers and professionals to overcome the barriers that hold deaf children back.

Deafness is not a learning disability and deaf children can do anything other children can, if given the right support from the start. We believe that deaf children should be valued and included by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.

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