NDCS: The National Deaf Children's Society
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Leaving school – what are the options for your deaf child?

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14+ education and future careers options factsheet

Download our factsheet Supporting your child (14 years+) in making choices about their education and future careers for information on the different options and the extra support that your child might be entitled to.

Aisha - deaf teen

Transition meetings

Information for parents on how to support your child with planning for their future.

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Further education at 16+

Information on supporting your child to choose an education and training provider.


Higher education (including university)

“At University I find that people are very open and happy to learn about how to be more deaf aware.” Glen at university

YAB boy


“I've learned loads in my apprenticeship, and I’d advise anyone to give it a go.” Fraser's apprenticeship

YAB girl

Your child's rights

Make sure your child knows their rights and the obligations employers and education providers have towards them.

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Overseas travel

“You won’t regret going travelling – it will make you a better, wiser, more confident person, with memories that last a lifetime.” Profoundly deaf Sara’s overseas adventures.

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Information for young people aged 14+

Find out about what we have for deaf young people from resources to events.