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Deaf Children, Youth and Families

The Children, Youth and Families Team work with young Deaf people and their families to create exciting and rewarding opportunities for them to share experiences with other young Deaf people and gain access to positive role models. The team aim to achieve this through working in partnerships to support Youth Clubs, Youth Groups and Youth Camps for young Deaf people throughout the UK.

Our youth team encourages young Deaf people to become a strong and influential part of the BDA and the wider Deaf community through a range of local, national and international activities and opportunities.

90% of young Deaf people are taught in a mainstream education environment and for many, BDA youth activities are their first experience of the Deaf community and British Sign Language, which will become an important element in their lives.

We encourage and empower Deaf youth to have their views heard through taking an active role in shaping their future and embracing their Deaf identity and culture.

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