NDCS is pleased that as a result of our High Court legal action Stoke City Council is reconsidering its proposed decision to cut vital educational services for deaf children. However, we are very disappointed that it has taken them this long: months of discussion, a Freedom of Information request and a High Court action, to bring about this U-turn.
The battle is not over yet as Stoke City Council is not reversing their previous decision to cut three Teachers of the Deaf. Parents continue to believe that the service needs to be improved and we will be supporting parents to ensure that their concerns are heard.
NDCS and the council are currently in the process of agreeing a court order which will quash the council’s decision and ensure that, if the council propose more changes, they must do so by a proper legal process which will involve consulting NDCS and others.
Parents who are concerned about the support their child is getting can contact the NDCS Freephone helpline on 0808 800 8880, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website using the link below.