Useful Links

Further information and guidance about deaf children, parenting and organisations that offer support and advice are listed on this page.

Home-School Agreement

To enable children to reach their full potential, the child, parent(s) and the school must form a real partnership. The Home-School Agreement formally recognises this. It is based on mutual trust and openness and clarifies the roles of parent, child and school. It is a voluntary agreement but we encourage parents to sign it. A copy of the agreement can be found here.

Parenting weblinks

National Deaf Children’s Society -The NDCS has launched a Stolen Futures Campaign to stop these cuts and have launched a film including Frank Barnes’ Pupils, which you can watch here. The NDCS have also made another video called ‘Kids will be kids’, which also features Frank Barnes Pupils
Parentline plus
Deaf Parenting UK
Deaf Parents Deaf Children
Deaf Achieve

Parents and Toddlers Groups & Events

NDCS Events
Tuesday morning group in Haringey run by !Remark Community
Second Tuesday (afternoon) of every month in Camden run by Deaf Parenting UK
Saturday, 18th May 2013 – Fun Day run by Lambeth Deaf Children’s Society

Organisation weblinks

Action on Hearing Loss
British Association of Teachers of the Deaf (BATOD)
British Deaf Association
Camden Council
Signature – formerly Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP)
London Mayor
Royal Association for Deaf People
Royal National Institute for Deaf People
UK Council on Deafness
Sign Bilingual Consortium

BSL weblinks

BSL alphabet (Drawing animations of BSL)
British Sign Language (Video clips of BSL)
BSLworks: Little Fingers & Thumbs Group
BSL Zone (TV programmes for kids)
Deaf Books
ITV Signed Stories
NDCS (Family Sign Language)
SignStation (Learning BSL)
SignWorld (Learning BSL)
Talk with Sign Books Ltd

Deaf children weblinks

Deaf Sign (Resource for Deafness and Sign Language)
Royal National Institute for Deaf People
The National Deaf Children’s Society
Unicorn Theatre (Workshops for Deaf Children)

Some interesting weblinks
BBC Breakfast News: Deaf Children can hear music!
BBC News UK: Making music accessible for deaf children – Featuring one of our pupils!
Ethan’s Song on You Tube
CBBC Sneak Peak at My Life: My name is Ethan!
Prince Harry visits Deaf School in Lesotho


Please also see our Bilingual Education Research Resources section for further links.

Subscribe to our newsletter