MIKE Amesbury has joined the fight to save deaf children’s services, attending an event outside Parliament hosted by the National Deaf Children’s Society.

More than 40 MPs joined the event and learned from deaf children, their families and deaf young people about the support on offer to England’s 45,000 deaf children.

This support is now under threat with £4 million of cuts planned this year.

Jess Reeves, campaigns manager at the National Deaf Children’s Society said: “The Department for Education urgently need to get a grip on the mounting funding crisis in deaf children’s education.

"It was fantastic that 40 MPs came along to show their support for deaf children, and to put pressure on the Government to act.”