Here you will find the latest press releases, press release archive & press statements
- Councils have slashed numbers of specialist Teachers of the Deaf by 14% in the last 7 years, despite reporting a 31% increase in the number of deaf children.- 57% of existing specialist staff are due to retire in the next 10 to 15 years.- 15% of councils have 1 specialist teacher for every 100 students.- Government has no plan in place to recruit new specialist support, with a leading children’s charity commenting: “The evidence couldn’t be clearer. A whole generation of deaf children will have their futures decimated if the Government doesn’t act before it’s too late.”
- 8 January 2018
Landmark report is a damning indictment on the state of special educational needs services in England
- 26 October 2017
A landmark report from Ofsted paints a damning picture of the state of services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
- 17 July 2017
Research  published today by the National Deaf Children’s Society illustrates that radio aids technology can have a significant impact on hearing and communication for deaf children.
- 27 June 2017
The National Deaf Children’s Society has launched a bold new Overcoming Barriers strategy 2017-2022, to break down the social and educational barriers that hold deaf children back.
Ofcom reassures millions of people who rely on hearing technology about the upcoming sale of 4G frequencies
- 25 May 2017
Ofcom has published a report on how the upcoming sale of radio frequencies for 4G mobile networks could impact on the millions of people in the UK who rely on hearing equipment.
- 15 May 2017
• Vast majority of deaf and hearing children keen to learn sign language
• 97% want it taught in schools and 92% want it to be a GCSE option
• National charity launching youth-led campaign for change
- 15 May 2017
Selasi, Val, Andrew and other beloved Bake Off contestants have donated recipes in support of a National Deaf Children’s Society baking event to mark Deaf Awareness Week (15-21 May).