The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) has recently received information both from Lancashire County Council as a result of
a Freedom of Information request, as well as from Local Deaf Children’s Societies about services for deaf children in the area. NDCS is particularly concerned about:

1. Plans to cut 2.7 Teacher of the Deaf posts, cuts to 2 Communication Support Worker posts as well as a 0.3 cut to deaf role model posts in
2012/13. These were revealed in a recent Freedom of Information request.
2. Lack of commitment from the council to review the current social care pathways to ensure that they are as robust as possible for deaf children and young people.
3. The level of involvement of parents in changes to services.

What are we going to do about it?

We have put together a questionnaire for parents to fill out so we can share your experience of services for deaf children to the Council. NDCS and Local Deaf Children’s Societies are meeting with the Council on the 5 July, and we want to ensure that we are able to represent your views. This questionnaire will still remain open after this meeting. More information For more information about what is going on, please check our webpage dedicated to Lancashire.

If you would like any more information, please contact the Campaigns Team by emailing or call 0207 014 1148.

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Fylde, Wyre & Blackpool DCS

c/o PIP

Office 1 & 2

13-15 Preston Street



Registered charity 1037445

About Us

We're a group of parents and those working with deaf children who want a better deal for deaf children and their families.

We feel that it is helpful to come together to share information and meet others in the same position because by coming together we are able to give support and swap ideas.

At Fylde DCS, you'll find both deaf and hearing parents with a wealth of experience of deafness. They may have experienced some of the difficulties you may be facing. We may be able to help or, if not, we can put you in touch with others who can.

Contact Us

If you would like to find out more please contact:

Karen McLeod – Secretary

07437 335655
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