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COVID-19 (coronavirus): support for deaf children

With the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus), we want to reassure you that we are working hard to provide as much support as we can to deaf children and their families. We want to make sure that deaf children aren’t facing further barriers as schools close and that their families have access to information and resources to support their child.

Information for parents, carers and families

Coronavirus has changed lots of things in terms of support for deaf children. Our blogs provide more information on these changes and how they might impact on your child.

We’re regularly updating these blogs in light of any changes to government advice so please do check back for the latest updates.

Information for deaf young people

Our Buzz website includes information about coronavirus for deaf young people. The Buzz also includes lots of top tips from deaf young people on managing life during the lockdown.

Information for professionals

So you can best support deaf children and young people that you work with, we have put together an information for professionals blog post with useful information, resources and reliable links. This will be updated on a regular basis so please bookmark it to come back to over the next, days, weeks and months.

Our work

All face-to-face activities have been put on hold due to COVID-19.

We know that, for many, our events and services are a lifeline and that you might be feeling confused and isolated. We are still here to help and support you and our helpline is still running as normal. Please contact us if you are uncertain about anything or need any support.

We’re running a number of online events which you can book onto. You can also visit our information and support section for resources and guidance.

With lots of running and challenge events cancelled or rescheduled, we've created some virtual challenge events for you to take on.

We’re also campaigning to make sure that deaf children and young people continue to receive the support they need.

Do you need free independent advice? Contact the Helpline

Landline: 0808 800 8880

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SMS: 0786 00 22 888 (SMS)

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BSL Interpreter: BSL Interpreter Now

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