There is a Secretary of State for Wales who has overall responsibility for all educational matters. The Secretary for Education in England liaises with the Secretary for State for Wales. Although much of the legislation is the same there are variations from the English.
Wales is divided into 22 Unitary Authorities, each responsible for carrying out the legislation from the Welsh Office. There are Services for the Hearing-Impaired in each of the LEAs. These vary considerably in character dependent on whether they cover large rural areas or smaller but more densely populated urban areas.
There is currently one course for training Teachers of the Deaf in Wales at the University of Wales College, Newport. More information is available in the Teaching section of this website under Articles/Teaching/Training as a Teacher of the Deaf.
The Wales Council is a very active body representing the interests of many deaf people. This Council is funded by the Welsh Office.
Working relationships have been established between the Secretary of State for Wales and the BATOD Wales Region. There is regular correspondence with the Secretary of State for Wales and any matter that needs to be followed up is undertaken by the Region.
Wales Council for the Deaf
Tel: 01443 485687
Minicom: 01443 485686
Fax: 01443 408555
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Director : Mr Norman B Moore
Secretary of State for Wales