We are DeafKidz International
Authentic and proven, DeafKidz International is the UK’s leading organisation working to respond to the protection, health and wellbeing needs of Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and DeafBlind (D/Deaf) children and young people in low resource and complex humanitarian settings.
We work to ensure that D/deaf children and young people are able to live safely and without fear of stigma, discrimination and abuse in the communication mode of choice; sign language, sign supported spoken language, community ethnic sign, aural method and DeafBlind manual.
Our global vision: Deaf children and young people live safely and without fear of abuse and exploitation.
Our mission: We are the global leader for the safeguarding and protection of Deaf, hard of hearing, deafened and Deafblind (D/deaf) children and young people (CYP)
We will work to achieve our vision and realise our mission by:
- Designing, delivering, monitoring and evaluating programmatic and bespoke early interventions that empower D/deaf CYP to adopt safe behaviours and to reduce their risk and vulnerability to abuse.
- Developing state of the art digital content which empowers D/deaf children and young people to stay safe.
- Developing cutting edge digital toolkits which empower professionals to ensure the safeguarding and protection of D/deaf CYP; and to also respond the needs of victims and survivors of abuse.
Calling all DeafKidz Heroes: Give a gift this Christmas to support deaf children worldwide
2020 has been a difficult year for small charities like ours, and we need your help now more than ever to support deaf children worldwide.
Responding to the Online Protection Needs of Disabled children
A WeProtect Global Alliance Briefing Paper
Announcement of DeafKidz International as End Violence Safe Online Grant Winner
We are thrilled to announce that DeafKidz International is a winner of End Violence Against Children’s Safe Online funding round.
Played our DEAFKIDZ vs COVID-19 games? Please help us by completing our survey!
We’ve had lots of engagement with the DEAFKIDZ vs COVID-19 games and we invite you to help us evaluate this excellent resource if you have played the games.
New Comic Relief Project delivering BSL workshops for deaf children
We are thrilled to announce a brand new project funded by Comic Relief alongside Action Deafness
We’re working across the world to give DeafKidz the right to an accessible, safe childhood free from poverty, violence and exploitation.See where we work »