National Deaf Children's Society
The National Deaf Children's Society was founded in London on 15 December 1944 by a handful of parents of deaf children concerned about the impact of the 1944 Education Act on their schooling.
Established as the Society of St. John of Beverley, its objective was 'to further in every way possible the provision of full modern education for all deaf children in England, as originally accorded to hearing children'.
To this day, our visions and values reflect the fact that we remain essentially a parents' organisation, dedicated to the needs of all deaf children, their families and carers. We provide a seamless service supporting families with deaf children from birth to 25.
The National Deaf Children's Society is the leading charity dedicated to creating a world without barriers for deaf children and young people.
We have offices in London, Birmingham, Belfast, Cardiff and Glasgow.