The guide is aimed at directors of children’s services and other local decision-makers. It is designed to:
- provide information and advice on specialist education services for deaf children and their importance in helping deaf children achieve their potential
- remind local decision-makers of the issues and legal requirements that need to be taken into account when proposing any changes to these vital services
- correct some common misunderstandings about deafness.
It might also be useful for parents who want to understand what local authorities need to do if they’re proposing to make any changes or cuts to education services for deaf children, so they can make sure the local authority is doing everything it should.