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About The South Hampshire Deaf Children's Society (SHDCS)

The South Hampshire Deaf Children's Society offer friendship and advice to families with deaf children in South Hampshire.

Originally called Southampton Deaf Children's Society, the group has now been helping deaf children and their families since it was started in 1960.

Our aims are:

  • To offer support to all families with deaf children, irrespective of level of deafness or method of communication.
  • Provide social activites where deaf children and their families can meet with each other.
  • To ensure that families of deaf children have access to information about education, technology and services.
  • To campaign for the rights of deaf children.

Our Society was started by a group of parents in April 1960, who wanted to be able to meet up with other families with deaf children and for their deaf children to have a social group.  Our Committee now consists of 5 parents, 1 grandparent and one Teacher of the Deaf but we are actively looking for more to join the Committee so we can arrange more trips and events for our local deaf chilldren.


Support & Advice
Would you like to meet other parents/carers of local deaf children?

Would your deaf children like to meet other local deaf children?

Do you need to apply or have been refused Disability Living Allowance?

Are you having difficulties or have concerns that your child is getting the right education?

Would you like to know what environmental aids your child might benefit from?

Would you like to help out at our Fundraising Events?  If so, please contact Tracey or Lisa.

All our Committee and Society Members are involved with deaf children, either as a parent, grandparent, other family member, or professionally and we are affiliated to the National Deaf Children's Society who have professionals who can help with your questions and queries.

                                  TRIP TO THE NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM IN LONDON

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                                               XMAS PARTY PHOTO WITH FATHER CHRISTMAS

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