The Oxfordshire Deaf Children’s Society (ODCS) is a registered charity (No. 297689) that provides opportunities for families with deaf and hearing impaired children to get together for mutual support and to have fun. Most of our members are parents and we have one aim in common: the welfare of hearing impaired children and their families.

Who is ODCS for?

We welcome all hearing impaired children and young adults and their families, whatever their ethnic or religious background, who:

  • Live in Oxfordshire or surrounding counties
  • Have any level of hearing loss, temporary or permanent
  • Use hearing aids or have cochlear implants
  • Use speech, BSL or total communication
  • We also welcome children and young adults who have other additional needs. 

How membership of ODCS can benefit you

  • Regular events for children and their families
  • Bumblebees club for children aged 0-12 and their siblings and parents
  • Friends of the Young Deaf (FYD) for teens and young adults aged 12-25
  • We offer social and emotional support to children and their families, listen to your anxieties and provide reassurance
  • We want your children to have fun and develop confidence 
  • We aim to support the whole family and welcome the wider family at our events
  • Information and signposting, and help to access local services.

Click here to find out how to join.

ODCS Leaflet and Poster

Please help us to promote ODCS by passing on a leaflet or displaying a poster. You can download a copy of our Leaflet 2016 and our Poster here. Thank you!


You can download a copy of our Constitution here (updated 14/11/2013).