Do you work with children who are deaf or who have a hearing loss? • Would you like advice on how to make lessons accessible to deaf children? • Do you need help to ensure that the needs of deaf children are fully identified and assessed? • Would you like to know more about SEN reform and the implications for deaf children? The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) can help you with each of the above and more. We’re the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people. We work in partnership with professionals to make sure deaf children and young people achieve their potential.
The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given early diagnosis and the right support from the start.
Deaf children should be involved in decisions that affect them at as early an age as possible.
Families are the most important influence on deaf children and young people, and need clear, balanced information to make informed choices.
Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of deaf children and young people’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
How we make a difference:
We offer information and support to families with a deaf child. Through our publications and web forums, the Freephone family events, parents can rely on us from initial diagnosis through to adulthood.
We run various activities and events where deaf children and young people can learn new skills, gain confidence and meet other deaf children, often for the first time.
We campaign on behalf of deaf children and young people to ensure that they get the education, health and family support families to do the same.
We give deaf children the opportunity to take part in activities that they can sometimes be excluded from – like football or joining a club – by offering deaf-friendly training to leisure organisations that work with children.
We provide guidance for professionals to help them work with deaf children in the best way possible.