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Report shows Government must act on “system in crisis”, National Deaf Children’s Society says

March 19, 2021

 A press release:

The National Deaf Children’s Society has responded to the new report from the Education Policy Institute and the Nuffield Foundation, which shows alarming inconsistencies in the support given to children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).


In response, Ian Noon, Head of Policy at the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: 

“This report is extremely concerning and it sadly confirms what parents of deaf children have been telling us for years. There were already wild fluctuations in the support given to children with SEND, and now Covid-19 has made things even worse. 

“All of these children are entitled to effective, tailored support at school and their teachers should get the specialist advice they need. This simply isn’t being delivered consistently and it’s the children who are left to struggle on alone. 

“The evidence is as clear as it is damning. It now falls to the Government to take stock of these findings, address a system in crisis and make real, lasting change through the upcoming SEND Review.”

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