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- 10 May 2016
New data shows that the benefits of hearing screening at birth are being lost with a quarter of parents of deaf babies (25%) not being given the support they need to develop crucial skills to communicate with their babies following identification. This is just one example of widespread problems in early years support for deaf babies leading to a significant gap between the language and communication skills of deaf children and hearing children when they start school.
NDCS’s response to the Care Quality Commission report on the closure of Westgate College for Deaf Young People
- 5 April 2016
In the light of the CQC report on the closure of Westgate College for Deaf Young People, National Deaf Children’s Society is calling for improvements in the way the quality of provision is assured for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in our society.
Calls for Derbyshire County Council to halt plans to cut transport services for deaf children and young people
- 22 February 2016
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is urging Derbyshire County Council to halt plans to cut vital transport services for deaf children.
- 8 February 2016
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has launched new resources to help deaf young people stay safe on the internet, as part of Safer Internet Day on 9 February 2016.
- 21 January 2016
Latest government figures issued by the Department for Education today [21 January 2016] show that GCSE attainment levels for deaf young people in England have improved.
- 8 January 2016
National Deaf Children’s Society and Basketball England have scored a slam-dunk with their new deaf-friendly basketball tips.
- 5 January 2016
Samina Begum and Jessica Hardy, both in Year 10 at Limehurst School in Loughborough, are to be the 2016 Young Ambassadors for the Send My Friend to School campaign.
- 30 July 2015
The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is urging the Government to halt the rollout of Personal Independence Payment (PIP) until deaf young people have a fair chance to successfully claim the benefit.