|for deafblind children and young people|
Children who are born deafblind face enormous challenges. Finding out about the world around them, learning to communicate and making relationships will be an immense struggle.
Despite this, deafblind children and young people do learn, develop and achieve - provided they, and their parents, receive the right support and adjustments. They are entitled to enjoy the same opportunities as any child - to play, to learn, to make choices and to join in the life of their community.
The Government has recognised the needs of deafblind children in recent guidance to local authorities. The guidance requires local authorities to provide specialist assessments, appropriate information, one-to-one support and services designed for deafblind people.
This Charter describes four key areas where direct action will change the lives of deafblind children and young people for the better.
We will work to ensure that:
deafblind children are given the support they need to play, learn and
2. Deafblind children
are given the chance to take part in the life of their community.
3. Deafblind young
people can participate in activities with people of their own age.
4. Deafblind children
and young people receive information in a way that suits their needs.
For more information, visit www.sense.org.uk/reachout.
|I support this Charter to bring opportunities to deafblind children and young people.|