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Family's fight against council cuts targeting deaf children


A mother from Alton in Hampshire has vowed to fight for more help for her daughter - and children like her - after finding out her local authority is cutting the number of support teachers for deaf children.

11-year-old Roseanna Harris is one of more than a thousand children who are supported at school and at home, as part of Hampshire County Council's Specialist Teacher Advisory service. But like other local authorities, Hampshire, has to look at areas where it can save money. Chloe Oliver reports

Hampshire County Council said: "Specialist support will continue to be provided for children with special educational needs and disabilities, while taking account of the very challenging financial environment. We understand that while for some children this will mean support is being delivered in a different way, which may be unsettling to start with, everything will be managed sensitively an tailored to the child's individual needs."