Will be interesting to see how they will deal with resisting cultural pressure on deaf education. Are they going to oppose NDCS directions? They appear to have split with them.
An inspirational new charity dedicated to deaf children is set to open this month with a party to celebrate its launch. Berkshire Deaf Children’s Society will open on September 16, following the merging of two charities; Reading Deaf Children’s Society and South East Berkshire Children’s Society.
The new society aims to support deaf children and their families by providing opportunities for deaf children to meet others, make friends, develop skills and build confidence. Samantha Barnard, chair of Berkshire Deaf Children’s Society said: “By combining our efforts we will be able to offer more opportunities for deaf children and their families to meet and have fun.
“Membership of BDCS is free and we already have lots of fun events planned including a Christmas Party and pantomime trips.” There are over 45,000 deaf children living in the UK and almost twice as many deaf children failed to achieve five GCSEs grade A* to C than non-deaf children. BDCS hopes to improve these numbers as well as support parents and families of children who suffer from deafness.