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NDCS is the national charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.


They believe that

Deaf children can do anything other children can do, given early diagnosis and the right support from the start.

  • Deaf children should be involved in decisions which affect them at as early an age as possible.
  • Families are the most important influence on deaf children and young people, and need clear, balanced information to make informed choices.
  • Effective language and communication skills lie at the heart of deaf children and young people’s social, emotional and intellectual development.
  • Deaf children should be valued by society and have the same opportunities as any other child.


How they can help

NDCS is an organisation of families, parents and carers, providing emotional and practical support through our Freephone Helpline, our network of trained support workers, our wide range of other support services and our publications and website.

As the leading provider of impartial information and individual advocacy on every aspect of childhood deafness, NDCS can help with welfare rights and benefit claims, making education choices, advising on health and audiology and technology, or simply as someone to talk to.

NDCS campaigns for improvements in services aimed at families with deaf children, working with central and local government, health authorities, education professionals, social services, manufacturers and voluntary organisations.

NDCS is based in London, with offices in Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow


Please click here for information about family support that the NDCS offer.

Please click here for information from the NDCS on how to help your child stay safe online.