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Over the summer, the National Deaf Children’s Society updated and republished its advice note on specialist education services for deaf children. This note is intended for commissioners, sets out the importance of these services and outlines the legal considerations that will need to be taken into account if proposing or making any changes or cuts to services.

Annex A includes some questions that the local authority commissioner may need to consider if proposing any changes to the role of the Teacher of the Deaf within the service.

The advice note can be downloaded from: http://www.ndcs.org.uk/document.rm?id=6841.    

The updated advice note is a useful complement to the NatSIP checklist for service alignment with legislation and guidance.