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Deaf News: Figures show only 36.3% of deaf children achieve national GCSE benchmarks

January 30, 2015

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Only 36.3% of deaf children in England have left secondary school having hit national GCSE benchmarks, according to the Department of Education (DfE) figures released today. This compares with 65.3% of their hearing classmates, highlighting a disturbing widening gap. Alongside these results, a recent report issued by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) on behalf […]

Only day nursery with facilities for Deaf children in Tower Hamlets is now safe, says local Mayor

December 9, 2014

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In recent weeks, we published several articles about Overland Children’s Centre in Tower Hamlets, which had been threatened with closure. Husna Begum, the chair of the Tower Hamlets Deaf Children’s Society, wrote that: There are four nurseries in threat of closure/ privatization by Tower Hamlets Local Authority, one of them being Overland’s Children’s Centre. This […]

NDCS responds to outcry over news that deaf children with additional complex needs will no longer be offered some events by charity

December 5, 2014

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The NDCS has issued a statement following an outcry on social media to the news that the charity will no longer offer tailored one-day and residential youth events for  deaf children with additional complex needs. A letter was sent out to parents last week, which stated that the charity’s youth events would now be targeted “at […]

Emma Sharrock: Why I am proud of my Deaf sister

November 26, 2014

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Ever since I was two I have grown up being an older sister to a deaf sibling. My parents found out that my sister Sarah was profoundly deaf just after she turned one, though it was deduced that she had been deaf since birth. Around that time life was pretty difficult and due to recurrent […]

Husna Begum: Help us save the only day nursery in Tower Hamlets that has a resource base for deaf children

November 19, 2014

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My name is Husna Begum and I am the chair of the Tower Hamlets Deaf Children’s Society. We are a charity working on behalf of all the deaf children in the community. There are four nurseries in threat of closure/ privatization by Tower Hamlets Local Authority, one of them being Overland’s Children’s Centre. This is […]

Ian Noon: Making health information accessible to deaf children and young people

November 6, 2014

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Earlier this year, the My life, my health campaign, set up by the amazing National Deaf Children’s Society Young Person’s Advisory Board, published a report setting out the views of deaf young people on what needed to change to ensure they could access health services. One of the key themes that came out of their […]

Dave Weeds: Why I’m running marathons on 7 continents (including the Antarctic) for the NDCS

October 19, 2014

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In 2008, shortly after turning 31 I wanted to do something ‘life defining’ that I could look back on in years to come and say “I achieved that”. I decided that I would try to take up running and set myself the challenge to run the 2009 London Marathon. A big motivating factor for me […]