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Deaf Children Today survey – how do we use the results?

Published Date: 12 Jan 2021

Our annual Deaf Children Today survey is now in its fourth year, and will be open from 13 January to 11 February.

The survey is open to all parents and carers of deaf children aged 0–25, and is one of the main opportunities for you to inform what we do.

But why is it so important that we do this survey every year? And how do we use the results?

Step 1: Analyse, analyse and then analyse some more

Our survey gathers hundreds of responses from parents so we make sure we give it all the attention it needs, and that the results are representative and reliable.

Comparing results to previous years means we can see how things like services, education and careers are changing. We also analyse your answers to open ended questions in lots of detail, drawing out themes in what you’re telling us.

Step 2: Share, share and then share some more

We share the results of the Deaf Children Today survey with our executive directors and with our Board of Trustees, some of whom are parents of deaf children themselves. They are also shared far and wide throughout the organisation, especially with our services and campaigns teams. All results are completely anonymised.

Step 3: Use the results to make a difference

Our executive directors and Trustees use the results to make sure we have the right strategy to improve the lives of deaf children, and to help track our progress. We also use them to understand the challenges families are facing and to influence positive change as part of our policy, campaigning and media work. And they help our services teams to make sure we deliver the best possible support to parents like you.  

Our 2021 Deaf Children Today survey is now live. Join the hundreds of parents who use this annual opportunity to have their say and set our agenda.