Information for Parents

Here are details of services and organisations in Oxfordshire that can support you and your deaf child or young person:

Oxfordshire Hearing Impairment Team can give advice and support to deaf children and their families and provide access to support services and equipment.
Tel: 01865 894 925
Email: hearing.impairment@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Web: Oxfordshire County Council Sight and hearing impairment team

Oxfordshire Parent Partnership Service provides information and support to parents and carers of children and young people with special educational needs.
Tel: 01865 810 516
Web: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/public-site/support-parents-children-special-educational-needs

Oxfordshire Family Information Service provides information on childcare, playschemes and other services for children, young people and families.
Tel: 08452 262 636
Email: fis.enquiries@oxfordshire.gov.uk
Web: https://www.oxfordshire.gov.uk/cms/content/oxfordshire-family-information-service-oxonfis

Your child or young person may be eligible for Disability Living Allowance (DLA) or Personal Independence Payment (PIP) and you may be eligible for Carer’s Allowance. The Contact a Family Helpline can give you more information about these benefits and how to claim.
Tel: 0808 808 3555
Email: helpline@cafamily.org.uk
Web: http://www.cafamily.org.uk/our-advice-service


These national organisations may also be useful:

Action on Hearing Loss
Web: www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk

Cochlear Implant Children’s Society (CICS)
Web: www.cicsgroup.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society
Web: www.ndcs.org.uk

The Ear Foundation
Web: www.earfoundation.org.uk

Diversity Jobs works with employers and candidates to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace, and match organisations and jobs with the right candidates.
Web: www.diversityjobs.co.uk