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  • Connect with others through events, workshops, campaigns and our NEW online forum, Your Community
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Fostering a deaf child

Photo: We have information for foster carers of deaf children

Our practical guide gives foster carers the key information they need to know when they start caring for a deaf child or young person.

The guide Deaf Children and Young People in Foster Care provides tips about:

  • Communication – dos and don’ts, fingerspelling and British Sign Language
  • Hearing aid technology – common devices explained and hearing aid FAQs
  • Sounds and how we hear them – to help you understand your child’s hearing levels
  • Useful equipment – technology that can help at home and school
  • Myth busters – six things you didn’t know about deaf children
  • Further information – how we can help.

We've also produced a guide Deaf Children Who Become Looked After for care workers, to help children’s residential carers and key-workers supporting looked-after deaf children in those first few hours and days following a placement.