Category: National Deaf Children's Society
Posted on 14.11.2023
When a way is found to transform more lives, the National Deaf Children’s Society will stop at nothing to see it through.
The National Deaf Children’s Society’s new five-year strategy seeks to transform the lives of even more deaf children by strengthening support in two key areas; during the early years (from ages 0 to 5), and as soon as possible after deafness is first identified.
‘The early years is where we can have the biggest impact and set deaf children up for life.’ Susan Daniels, CEO, the National Deaf Children’s Society
Dismantling barriers to opportunity.
As the charity explains: ‘By focusing our efforts and influence towards the early years, we can remove many of the language, learning, and societal barriers deaf children face before they’re put in their way.’
Of course, the National Deaf Children’s Society will still be there for older deaf children, their families, and the professionals who work with them, providing tailored information and support whenever they need it. This is vital as more than nine in ten deaf children (90%) are born to hearing parents, with no previous experience of deafness.
Everyone at the charity is now focussed and determined to make this strategy a success so that their vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child can become a reality, sooner rather than later: ‘We can’t wait to get started and help deaf children achieve everything they want to – and everything we know they can.’
Thank you for enabling the National Deaf Children’s Society – and all Childlife charities – to keep transforming lives.