Government turns their back on deaf children


Making deaf children matter

One thing that has always made me feel angry is that the way that deaf people are forced to “cope”. Other disabled people are much worse off. But deafness still poses huge barriers. In a civilised society, deaf people shouldn’t have to go through life “coping”. Deaf people need support to help them become independent and thrive and to manage the additional costs that come with being a deaf person in a world that still isn’t set up for deaf people.

Tonight, MPs have voted to cut benefits for deaf children. Where families with deaf children receive tax credits, some were entitled to “disability additions”. These additions are going to be cut by half, at a cost of £1,400 a year, to some families. A briefing by Every Disabled Child Matters explains more.

Lords tried to overturn it last night. Baroness Wilkins made a powerful speech about the impact of…

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>Deaf children not being diagnosed ‘until it’s too late’ – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie


>Deaf children not being diagnosed ‘until it’s too late’ – National News, Frontpage – Independent.ie: “MANY profoundly deaf children are not being diagnosed as suffering from the condition until they are two years old — leaving them with life-long problems, a major report has revealed.”?

Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer


Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: An Observer investigation has uncovered a horrific catalogue of sexual abuse at the school from 1958 to 1970. Smith attacked the most vulnerable children in society: those who could not hear or speak. “For deaf children, there can often be no cry for help”. Until today, this story has remained a secret. Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread.?AND WHEN THERE IS A CRY FOR HELP DO THEY GET IT?CHECK”ALL”IRELAND’S ABUSE HELP LINES?

Catholic Institute for deaf people – whats new


Catholic Institute for deaf people – whats new: “CIDP Statement following the Publication of the Ryan Commission Report The recently published Ryan Commission report details the shocking abuse of Deaf children especially in St. Joseph’s Institution. The number of cases and the types of abuse indicate that this was endemic in the Institution. Bad as this abuse was, it was compounded by the fact that the children abused were Deaf and without a voice.”?

>>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer « Oconnellpadd13’s Blog


>>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer « Oconnellpadd13’s Blog: ““‘Until today, ‘this story has remained a secret’. Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread.’?””

>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer


>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: “‘Until today, ‘this story has remained a secret’. Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread.’?”

>For Years, Deaf Boys Tried to Tell of Priest’s Abuse – NYTimes.com


>For Years, Deaf Boys Tried to Tell of Priest’s Abuse – NYTimes.com: “They were deaf, but they were not silent. For decades, a group of men who were sexually abused as children by the Rev. Lawrence C. Murphy at a school for the deaf in Wisconsin reported to every type of official they could think of that he was a danger, according to the victims and church documents”?

>Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer


>Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: “The Observer is aware of at least one other on-going prosecution of historic sex abuse against children at another British deaf school,”?

>Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer


>Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: “They are sometimes unable to speak to friends, siblings or even their own parents”?

>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse | Society | The Observer


>ENCOURAGECHANGE.: Deaf victims end 40-year silence on child sex abuse Society The Observer: “‘Until today, ‘this story has remained a secret’. Some fear it is just the tip of something much uglier and that the abuse of deaf children across the country is far more widespread.’?”

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