Our colleagues at NDCS have successfully secured a debate on their Stolen Futures campaign in the House of Commons today, Thursday 17 October. The campaign is focused around support funding for deaf children and young people in schools. The aim of the debate is to highlight the cuts to services for deaf children and the improvements needed. It will be broadcast with subtitles on BBC Parliament at approximately 3pm and will include opening remarks from Sir Malcolm Bruce MP and lively engaging debate from across the floor of the house.
With ongoing support from leading deaf organisations, including Signature, NDCS’ campaign has been a great success. Their petition has received over 50,000 signatures and over 80 MPs pledged their support to the Backbench Business Committee for a debate on deaf children’s futures.
Signature chief executive, Jim Edwards, said, “Getting as many MPs to attend as possible is important for the debate to be a success. We would encourage you to contact your MP to ask them to attend the event”