Our vision, mission and values

Our vision is a world without barriers for every deaf child. Our mission is to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children throughout the world.

We will achieve this by:

  • Empowering deaf children, young people and their families to determine what happens in their lives and shape the services they receive.

  • Increasing awareness of the support deaf children and young people need to achieve and challenging social attitudes which prevent them from achieving.

  • Influencing and challenging key decision makers to make deaf children and young people a political priority. 

Our values


We are accountable for everything we do, both to our partner organisations and to the deaf children and young people we are here to serve.


Everything we do is targeted to bring us closer to our mission of a world without barriers for every deaf child. Whether challenging key decision makers or working collaboratively with other organisations, we will adopt whatever approach is required to achieve our mission.


We believe that with the right support deaf children can do anything other children can do. We empower deaf children, young people and their families to make informed choices and influence decisions affecting them. This approach is carried through into everything we do.


We aim to support all deaf children and young people, but put particular focus on those who most need our support. This includes working with deaf children and their families facing inequality and isolation in some of the poorest communities in the world.


Click here to download our Overcoming Barriers Strategy 2017.

Overcoming the Barriers strategy



Where we work

Deaf Child Worldwide works with partners in developing countries, facilitating work that enables deaf children and young people to be fully included in their family, education and community life.

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