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NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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Foster care for deaf children

To help support you and your deaf foster child or young person in those first few hours and days following a placement.

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Deaf Children and Young People in Foster Care

A resource offering practical tips and support about fostering deaf children and young people.

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Communicating with my deaf foster child

The ‘do’s and don’ts’ of communicating with your deaf foster child, find out about fingerspelling, British Sign Language (BSL) and Family Sign Language.

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Six things you didn’t know about deaf children

Some facts that may challenge your current beliefs or answer some of the questions you may have about deafness.

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Hearing devices

Different types of hearing technology and frequently asked questions about hearing aids and cochlear implants – what you need to know in the first 24 hours.

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NDCS resources for foster parents

Find out how NDCS can help, download our free publications on a range of topics related to childhood deafness and become a member for FREE!