The National Deaf Children’s Society has responded to an open letter, of which it is a signatory, from Let Us Learn Too. It was sent to the Prime Minister highlighting the difficulties disabled children and young people are facing.
Mike Hobday, Director of Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said:
“The SEND review is a golden opportunity to finally make the law work for more than a million disabled children, including tens of thousands who are deaf.
“Deaf children have always achieved less at school because all too often, the support they need simply isn’t there and this became even more evident during the pandemic. Families must be consulted at every turn to make this broken system work for them, instead of leaving far too many to fend for themselves.
“Every child in this country deserves the support they need to reach their potential, and that doesn’t change because you’re deaf.”
The National Deaf Children’s Society
- The National Deaf Children’s Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and their families.
- The National Deaf Children’s Society helps deaf children and young people thrive by providing impartial, practical and emotional support to them and their families, and by challenging governments and society to meet their needs.
- For more information visit www.ndcs.org.uk. For further support, parents can contact the National Deaf Children’s Society Freephone Helpline on 0808 800 8880 (voice and text), email email@example.com, or chat online at www.ndcs.org.uk/livechat.