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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 […]

Ian Noon: Legal action on Disabled Students Allowance

January 21, 2015

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A member of the NDCS Young People’s Advisory Board, Zanna, has initiated legal action against the Government over proposedchanges to Disabled Students Allowance (DSA). Disabled students who need support at university can apply to DSA to help cover the costs of things like note-takers or flashing fire alarms in halls of residence. For many deaf […]

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 […]

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 […]

Deaf News: NDCS says audiology services are failing deaf children in England

September 29, 2014

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The shocking state of England’s children’s audiology services is revealed in a report published today. 1000 parents were consulted for Listen Up!, a report by the National Deaf Children’s Society, that highlights a number of failings, ranging from children being fitted with hearing aids that do not work, to audiologists misdiagnosing deaf children. 79% of […]

Fraser Gunn: What it was like to be a batonbearer for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games!

June 27, 2014

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Back in March, I received an email from the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games’ organisers telling me that I had been chosen to be a batonbearer. I was delighted, as – although I knew I had been nominated by the National Deaf Children Society (NDCS) – it was still a big surprise when the email came […]