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Conference programme

Photo: Check out our inspirational line-up of presenters

Welcome from the Chair
• Lisa Capper MBE, Principal/Director of Education and Skills at Nacro

Deaf young people on Employment
• Mollie, Alumni Youth Advisory Board member, National Deaf Children’s Society
• Benny, Visual Merchandiser and Youtuber

Deaf Role Models. What it’s like being a deaf person working in…What makes it work?
• Ifan Roberts, Inspector Engineer for Rolls Royce
• Asha Hylton, Paediatric Critical Care Sister, NHS
• Jodie Ounsley, England Professional Rugby Player, Founder of ‘Not Just Anyone’

Deaf Role Models live questions and answers

Employment support available to deaf young people after leaving education
• Debbie Bradford, Programme Manager and
• Ian Milton, Policy Adviser, Disability & Work Opportunities, Department for Work and Pensions

Department of Work and Pensions live questions and answers

Know your Rights: Employers’ obligations under the Equality Act 2010
• Dr Joanna Kerr, Employment law specialist, Barrister at Lamb Chambers

Dr Joanna Kerr live questions and answers

Supporting deaf young people to volunteer/gain work experience
• Damian Ball, Young Futures Manager, National Deaf Children’s Society
• Ellie, Deaf Young Volunteer and Mentor, National Deaf Children’s Society
• Stacey Betts, Assistant Principal and Suzie Beaumont, Careers Lead, Communication Specialist College, Doncaster Deaf Trust
• Andrew Lloyd, Youth Development Manager, British Red Cross

Volunteering and work experience live questions and answers and panel discussion

Improving self-determination amongst deaf young people: results and perspectives from the READY study
• Professor Alys Young, Professor of Social Work, University of Manchester

Professor Alys Young live questions and answers

How to find apprenticeships and traineeships – what support is available to deaf young people on them?
• Anna Morrison CBE, Director and Founder of Amazing Apprenticeships
• Martin McLean, Lead Careers Campaign & Post 14 Policy & Practice, National Deaf Children’s Society

Anna Morrison and Martin McLean live questions and answers

Strengthening local pathways for deaf young people
• Dr Sarah Collinson, Senior Local Campaigns Lead, National Deaf Children’s Society

Dr Sarah Collinson live questions and answers

Summer Camp Experiences for Deaf Youth: Fostering self-determination
• Claire E Ryan, School Psychology Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Austin, Graduate Research Assistant, National Deaf Centre on Postsecondary Outcomes, USA

Deaf young people on employment live questions and answers
• Mollie and Sarah, Alumni Youth Advisory Board members
• Ellie, Deaf Young Volunteer and Mentor

Closing remarks
• Sylvan Dewing, Principal, the Deaf Academy