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Charity triumphs over council

Posted Sep 13 2011 3:29pm

The charity National Deaf Children’s Society ( NDCS) has won its battle again Stoke City Council to cancel the planned cuts to leave 3 teachers supporting 200 deaf children in the city.

The council has signed a consent order, quashing their decision to cut another Teacher for the Deaf.

Brian Gale, NDCS Director of Policy and Campaigns says: “This is a landmark decision for deaf children. NDCS used legal action as a last resort because the Council ignored the concerns of parents for almost a year. It should not be necessary to take legal action to ensure the voices of parents are heard. We are pleased that the Council is now willing to work alongside NDCS and parents in Stoke to ensure that deaf children reach their full potential.”

The NDCS is urging other councils to listen to parents’ concerns.

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