August 26, 2016

In line with the Family Planning Association (FPA), Brook, the Sex Education Forum and other sexual healthcare providers we believe that sex and relationships education (SRE) should be a statutory subject for children and young people of all ages at primary and secondary schools. We also want to see it taught in a deaf-friendly way.
 

Our research revealed that deaf pupils are not being given the level of information and education required by the Nation...

June 22, 2016

We’ve recently started delivering one of the most challenging training programmes for schools in our 30-year history.  It’s called ‘Prevent 2B Safe’ and is part of a high-profile national counter-terrorism and security initiative.

Deafax has developed these anti-radicalisation training workshops for deaf pupils.  We know that extremists target the vulnerable and those who are ‘different’ and they exploit social media to recruit young people.  The grooming te...

January 29, 2016

 

Four key Commons committees are asking the education secretary to make Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) which covers sex education compulsory in schools.

 

As a committed member of the Sex Education Forum, Deafax has worked with them in campaigning for statutory status for SRE and investment in training. Currently PSHE education is not part of the statutory national curriculum, which means there is no national programme of study for the subject....

July 8, 2015

Not many more sleeps or get-ups until the last day of term and the start of the long summer holidays (Hooray!).  You may have forgotten, or perhaps you never knew in the first place, that the whole system for SEN changed at the start of this school year, way back in September 2014.

 

Statements are being phased out and are being replaced by Education Health and Care Plans – have you ever heard of them?

 

Not all local authorities and schools have the same timet...

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