Local deaf children’s societies
Local deaf children's societies are a fantastic way to meet other families of deaf children. They run lots of social events and activities, provide support to parents and carers and give deaf children the chance to meet outside of school. Each group operates individually but can benefit from a range of ongoing support through affiliation with us. They are largely volunteer run, and parent led, with a formal committee structure in place.
Many also have their own social media channels, so use our online map to find out more about your nearest local deaf children’s society and how to get in touch.
Read more about support for affiliated groups, or get in touch with team to talk through more.
How do Local Deaf Children’s Societies work?
Local Deaf Children’s Societies are formally affiliated groups. They run activities with families, including “drop-off” activities. You can find out where these groups are and how to get in touch with them using our online map.
They will usually have adopted a template constitution that we have provided, and will be permitted to use our name and logo in certain circumstances. They agree to follow our safeguarding standards, and provide us with regular monitoring reports.
What if there is no local deaf children's society near you?
As well as formal local deaf children's societies, we are supporting a number of developing groups across the UK. You can find a list here, but if there's still nothing close by and you'd be interested in starting a support group in your local area, get in touch with our team by emailing [email protected].
Alternatively, join our supportive community and attend online events where you will have the chance to meet other parents and deaf children. Membership for parents and carers is free - join now.