Deaf Children in Foster Care – Support from the start

Free guide to download

This practical guide gives foster carers the key information they need to know when they start caring for a deaf child or young person.

The guide gives tips about:

  • Communication – do’s and don’ts, fingerspelling and BSL
  • Hearing aid technology – common devices explained and hearing aid FAQs
  • Sounds and how we hear them – to help you understand your child’s hearing levels
  • Useful equipment – technology that can help at home and school
  • Myth busters – six things you didn’t know about deaf children
  • Further information – how NDCS can help

Download: Deaf Children and Young People in Foster Care (2340 kb) [pdf]

Front cover of resource deaf children and young people in foster care

If  you have any questions, you can contact the NDCS Freephone Helpline on 0808 800 8880, email or take part in a Live Chat.

Are you a member of NDCS? Sign up for free access to our entire range of information resources, support services, and events.

Do you work with Looked After children? You will also find the information in the Foster Care section relevant, and NDCS has produced a resource especially for care workers who look after deaf children.

Deaf Children who become Looked After – A guide for care workers (2323 kb) [pdf]

Front cover from resource deaf children who become looked after

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