DEX – Deaf Ex-Mainstreamers Group

Local Offer

The Local Offer is a new way of giving children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) and their parents or carers information about what activities and support is available in the area where you live.

Who we are for

From 0 to 25 years for deaf children and young people in the UK.

Providing information to all parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, and deaf young people, about education and social and health care needs.

We are a deaf-led organisation of professional users which conducts research and our users’ experiences to consult with government organisations on how to improve the quality of education and life chances for deaf children of all levels of hearing loss.

What we do

Provide information about the needs of deaf children in education to enable quality of life and safeguarding.

Facilitate participation between deaf young people and providers.

Undertake research, audits and mapping of education and children’s services.

Liaise with government, Deaf organisations, Local Authorities and health services to promote deaf children’s rights and needs.

Enable parents of deaf children to better understand their deaf child’s needs for improved communication in education and outside school.

YOUNG PEOPLE

This short film was made by the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC)

to tell deaf and hard of hearing young people that it is never too late to learn British Sign Language, and how important it is for them to be bilingual in BSL and spoken language.

This helps deaf people to have a healthy social life, to be able to learn more easily, and become proud of one’s deaf identity.

PARENTS

This short film was made by the DEX Deaf Youth Council (DDYC)

to tell parents of deaf and hard of hearing children about their experience and how important it is to be bilingual in English (and Welsh in Wales) and British Sign Language.

They explain the advantages of being bilingual and how much it has helped them to learn, socialise and be proud to be deaf.

DEX provides information to all parents of deaf and hard of hearing children, and deaf young people, about education and social and health care needs.

CONTACT DEX ABOUT THE LOCAL OFFER

West Yorkshire Local Offer Links

Bradford  >  Wakefield  >  Kirklees  >  Calderdale  >  Leeds