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The research is intended to inform future decision making, specifically whether BSL ought to be considered an Essential Communication tool.

The review identified a plausible, but as yet, unproven case for designating BSL as an Essential Communication skill for parents and carers of d/Deaf children.  

However, there is considerable uncertainty about the impact of designating BSL as an Essential Communication skill on demand, providers’ capacity and post 19 learning funding. 

It is not clear if this would be the most effective and/or efficient way to ensure that parents and carers can communicate with d/Deaf children.

Reports

Independent review of British Sign Language (BSL) provision for adults in Wales
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