Families

Supporting parents of deaf children in the day-to-day task of being a parent. 

  • My life, My health

    My life, My health campaign

  • Deaf children and social care

    Children’s social care is personal and practical support provided by local authorities which promotes children’s welfare and helps parents/carers bring up their children. This factsheet explains the legal social care duties placed on local authorities, the services that deaf children and their families are entitled to and the steps you can take to try to ensure your child gets the help they need.

  • My experience of being a dad to a deaf child

    Christian, dad to Isabelle (5) who is severely to profoundly deaf and has additional needs, tells us how he juggles full time work with the needs of his family.

  • Parenting resources

    The NDCS has developed some useful resources to help you with your deaf child.

  • Developing parenting skills

    Parents of deaf children face many of the same parenting issues experienced by parents of hearing children but with different challenges.

  • Sounding Off!

    Every month Tiger Mother – mum to moderately deaf Hayley, 16, and her two brothers Lee and Harry – brings you a frank insight into the ups and downs of life with a deaf child. Read her updates here and post your own views and experiences.

  • Emotional health and wellbeing

    Tools and resources for deaf children, young people and their families to support emotional health and wellbeing.

  • Family stories

    A selection of family stories about childhood deafness from our Families magazine for National Deaf Children's Society members.