New guidelines help carers working with deaf children

Posted on May 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

The first ever set of guidelines for social services working with deaf children have been produced by a six-strong taskforce, led by RNID (Royal National Institute for Deaf People) and NDCS (National Deaf Children¹s Society) and the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS). Deaf Children: Positive Practice Standards in Social Services give social workers and agencies, who may not have regular experience in dealing with deaf children, valuable guidance about how to support them and their families. It also includes a checklist for parents and others to evaluate services. RNID chief executive James Strachan, said deafness in childhood was a low incidence disability and social services departments did not always have adequate expertise in dealing with deaf children. “Deaf Children: Positive Practice Standards in Social Services” is available from RNID on Telephone: 020 7296 8139

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