Derbyshire County Council's leader says his child is deaf - and defends services
The county council's leader has revealed he is a father and an uncle to two deaf children - as he defended his authority's educational support for youngsters with hearing impairments after a charity boss raised concerns. Derbyshire County Council (DCC) was responsible for helping 701 deaf children in 2017, up from 624 in 2014.
But according to a report by the Consortium for Research into Deaf Education (CRIDE), there was not an increase in the number of specialist teachers in Derbyshire during those three years.
There were 7.5 full-time equivalent teachers of the deaf in 2017, down from... read more
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