NDCS: More petition signatures urgently needed as initial Government response shows little action to protect deaf children’s futures

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has secured 10,000 signatures on its e-petition – but a weak response from Government shows more than ever why 100,000 signatures are needed to force a proper debate about deaf children’s futures.

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Reaching the milestone of 10,000 signatures has prompted an initial response from Government, but this response shows the Government is still refusing to listen to the thousands of people who care about deaf children’s futures. The Government is still failing to take action to stop cuts to deaf children’s services, which are putting thousands of deaf children at risk across England.

Jo Campion, Deputy Director of Policy and Campaigns at NDCS said: “This response shows the Government is still not taking the impact of the swingeing cuts on deaf children seriously. Now more than ever we need to collect 100,000 signatures to secure a proper debate in Parliament to finally get deaf children’s voices heard about the detrimental impact these cuts are having. Right now, deaf children across England are losing their Teachers of the Deaf and other support they need to learn and succeed because of these cuts.

“We urgently need 100,000 signatures to explain to Government why these cuts must be stopped, and need people to sign and share our Stolen Futures e-petition today.”

The Stolen Futures campaign was launched to call on the Government to intervene where cuts to deaf children’s services are being made across the country, after the Stolen Futures investigation revealed a quarter of councils will cut services for deaf children this year.

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