British Sign Language (Scotland) Act 2015 (Implementation)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament at on 16 March 2016.

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Photo of Alasdair Allan Alasdair Allan Scottish National Party

I very much agree that parents are the most important people in a child’s life and that we need to support what they do. We are providing substantial funding for the National Deaf Children’s Society to deliver support to families with a deaf child, including teaching them family sign language so that they can communicate—it is often forgotten that communication can be a great difficulty for many families. As we announced last week, we have appointed deaf and hearing parents to the national advisory group.