National Deaf Children Society

United Kingdom

About National Deaf Children Society

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.

Deaf Children Worldwide is our international development wing. It’s the leading UK-based international development agency dedicated to enabling deaf children to overcome poverty and isolation.


 

Our history

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'.

1945: It was renamed The Deaf Children's Society
1950s: Renamed The National Deaf Children's Society
2002: Saw the merger of NDCS and Friends for Young Deaf People, resulting in the creation of the NDCS youth wing. 

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

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