The NDCS Listening Bus travels around the country to provide support to deaf children. I was able to find out more about service provision for deaf children in the local area, as well as speak to the children themselves about their hopes for the future and the support they need at school.
Everyone agrees that we must protect funding for vulnerable learners, so it's deeply worrying to learn of reductions to these vital services. I am therefore joining other MPs in calling for a parliamentary debate to highlight this key issue.
As part of its campaign, NDCS has been running a petition to support calls for the debate. Nearly 50,000 signatures have been collected, calling on the Department for Education to intervene at a national level and ensure local authorities protect funding for deaf children.
Although the petition has now closed, supporters can still get involved in other ways - see www.ndcs.org.uk/petition for further details.