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Welcome to the National Deaf Children's Society media archive. 

Our recent media releases should all be here, but if you are looking for something specific and struggling to find it, please contact the media team.

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Face masks to be used in secondary school classrooms when pupils return

The Government announces a major shift on face masks, with huge implications for thousands of deaf pupils.

300,000 students facing unfair exam grading this summer

Hundreds of thousands of young people could be assessed without the support they would normally receive.

Months of face mask misery ahead for deaf people

Just 1 in 4 members of the public know how to communicate with deaf people whilst wearing a face mask.

Schools and colleges urged to prepare for deaf children's return

Key support staff and technology must be re-instated as soon as it's safe to do so now schools are back.

Just 1/3 deaf children would go to school if teachers had facemasks

Survey shows only a third of parents will send their deaf child to school if face masks were in classrooms.

Deaf pupils failed by education system for fifth consecutive year

Significant gaps remain between deaf and hearing children's grades throughout their education.

Transparent face masks could stop ‘months of misery’ for millions

Charities say nine million deaf people could benefit from transparent face masks.

Free sign language classes launched for families across the UK

We have launched our free online British Sign Language classes for families as part of Deaf Awareness Week.

Yet more cuts to key staff as deaf children fall behind at school

New report shows vital frontline staff for deaf children were cut again over the past two years in England.