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Annual Deaf Children Today survey

Photo: Over 3000 parents and carers have responded since 2018.

Since 2018 we have run an annual survey for parents and carers of deaf children aged 0-25 from across the UK.

The survey helps us understand the challenges facing deaf children and young people and their families, and allows us to annually monitor the 'state of the nation' in a variety of areas, including:

  • identification as deaf
  • services
  • language and communication
  • early years
  • school
  • careers and transitions
  • life and activities.

We use the results to inform campaigns, support the development of our services and to make sure we’re on track with our strategy.

The survey opens around mid January each year for 3-4 weeks, and we always ask parents to reflect over the past year. It is distributed via email to our parent members, and shared through a variety of other channels, including social media. It is available in both English and BSL.

We have consent to use the information for analysis and reporting, and to help improve services for deaf children. So as of Autumn 2021, we wanted to make sure that professionals who work with deaf children can also learn from the report more easily.

We’ve created the report in a visual and interactive Google Data Studio dashboard for you to explore. Just click the button below to get started!

Deaf Children Today survey dashboard

For any questions, please email [email protected]