National Deaf Children's Society launches website

Parents and guardians of deaf children are set to benefit from a new online service, that will help them contact other families with deaf children across the UK.
The new service, called Parent2Parent Network, launched by the National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) and the NHS Newborn Hearing Screening Programme (NHSP) can be accessed at
The online facility enables parents and guardians of deaf children to search and contact other families based on specific criteria including geography, age of child, the level of the child’s hearing loss and the preferred language of the parents.
Sean Moran, NDCS director of children and young people and families, said: “90 per cent of deaf children are born to hearing families who have absolutely no experience of deafness. Many parents are challenged when they find out that their child is deaf and can often feel isolated when they don’t know anyone else who is going through the same experiences.
“Parent2Parent provides parents with the opportunity to engage other families with deaf children in their local area or anywhere across the UK. It is these parents who will be able to understand better than anyone else about each others fears, concerns and hopes for their deaf child.”

















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