Petition Fund free BSL lessons for every parent or carer of a Deaf child in the UK

90% of Deaf children are born to hearing families, most of which will have no experience of what they need to do to support that child. As a Teacher of the Deaf I repeatedly meet families that cannot afford BSL, which can leave the child isolated & frustrated. It costs £3000/person to gain level 3

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Growing up as a CODA (child of Deaf adults) I have met adults/children who are left bitter & angry towards their own families as they felt excluded at meal times, parties & from daily life. Leading them to seek out the Deaf community in order to find support & understanding. Some end up with mental health issues which were fuelled by the isolation. Learning BSL alongside a child as they grow will allow inclusivity. Families need to celebrate their new journey with freedom from cost. Thank you.

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