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Campaign to tackle isolation of deaf teenagers launched

The National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) is launching a campaign called Look, Smile, Chat to help deaf and hearing teenagers communicate with each other.

The campaign aims to reduce the social isolation experienced by some deaf teenagers by putting hearing teenagers in the shoes of their deaf classmates and giving them simple steps to make communicating easy.

Free resources, including short films, lesson plans and posters have been created for professionals working with young people.

NDCS is asking for your help in telling the teachers, social workers and other professionals you work with about the campaign and how they can help to improve the lives of the UK’s 45,000 deaf children.

For further information and to access the free resources, go to: www.buzz.org.uk/looksmilechat