Sheffield Deaf Children's Society
Are you the parent or carer of a child who is deaf or has a hearing impairment? Do you live in or around Sheffield?
About our group
Sheffield Deaf Children's Society (SDCS) is a local charity run by parents and friends of deaf and hearing impaired children living in the boroughs of Sheffield, Rotherham and Chesterfield, and the surrounding areas of South Yorkshire.
Aims and activities
Our main aim is to give deaf and hearing impaired infants, children and their families the chance to get together for mutual support, to exchange information and to have fun.
Here are a few of the things we do:
- We provide information on infant and childhood deafness and give support to the families of deaf and hearing impaired children.
- We organise a full diary of great outings, social events and information meetings throughout the year to enable deaf children to mix with their peers and to allow parents the time to talk and support one another. Most of our trips are either free or subsidised.
- We offer advice and support for families at particularly difficult times, such as diagnosis, choosing a school, the statementing process and when there is concern about a child's educational progress.
- We publish a newsletter at least once a term with useful updates and information.
- We fundraise for equipment, events and outings.
A parent writes:
"I joined Sheffield DCS shortly after Minnie was diagnosed as having a hearing loss. Over the past three years, both Minnie and I have made great friends at meetings and events. Minnie often refers to her friends who have 'special ears, just like me'.
"I would really recommend getting involved with SDCS in whatever way you feel you can. It helps to know you're not on your own."
To find out more please visit our website or get in touch with Claire Warsop:
- Website: http://www.sheffielddeafchildrenssociety.co.uk
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/sheffielddcs
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/SheffieldDCS
Registered Charity No. 1023926.