NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
NDCS Listening Bus visits the Assembly

Campaigning in Northern Ireland for deaf children

We campaign for change on issues affecting deaf children and young people.

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Help us to campaign in Northern Ireland

We want to make sure there is a powerful voice for change, demanding a fair deal for deaf children here. Our vision is to create a world without barriers for every deaf child - but we need your help.

The NI Assembly Education Committee visited the Listening Bus to discuss SEN.

Reform of Special Educational Needs (SEN) provision

The Education Minister is proposing changes to the SEN system in Northern Ireland and we want to make sure they result in better provision for deaf children here.

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Age discrimination in accessing Goods, Facilities and Services

We would like to see proposed age discrimination legislation on Goods, Facilities and Services extended to cover minors. This move could significantly improve access to services for deaf children.

Peter Robinson MLA and Diane Dodds MEP with school acoustics publication

Do Northern Ireland's schools sound good?

We are campaigning for improved acoustics in Northern Ireland's schools, colleges and early years settings. We want to see robust building regulations in each of these settings.

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Emotional Health and Wellbeing

Deaf children and their families should have access to a full ‘four-tier’ spectrum of mental health provision, ranging from early support at a primary level to specialist expert services.