Coronavirus: Your priorities for our campaigning work
Deaf children must not be left behind during this crisis
These are challenging times for everyone, but now more than ever, UK governments and others making decisions need to hear from families about the challenges they’re facing.
We continue to work with families of deaf children on the issues that are affecting you now. Our latest survey focuses on face masks, which are now widely worn. If you are a parent, carer or relative of a deaf child, please take a moment to tell us about your experiences of face masks and coverings.
What we will do
Our main focus during this crisis are the people we support – you; the people that deaf children need and rely on every day.
We want you to know that our campaigning will be led by the issues and concerns that you raise. During this crisis we promise that we will:
- Champion the views of deaf children, young people and their families, making the most of opportunities for them to share their experiences with decision-makers
- Identify concerns of parents, professionals and young people and collate good practice in how services are responding to the current situation
- Share positive messages of support for the measures to address the current pandemic and save lives
- Celebrate the contribution of health workers and other professionals.
Above all, we’d like to hear from you. Is there anything you need from the campaigning team right now?
Reduced access to education support and audiology services
Making resources more accessible for deaf children
Increased use of face masks
What we're asking the UK governments to do