Brighton, Hove & West Sussex Deaf Children's Society was formed 14 years ago by a group of parents who realised the need for a group in this area. The group has gone from strength to strength and now has over 150+ members - some professional but mostly families.

The committee of eight is run by parents of deaf children who meet every six weeks to discuss the future of the group and to plan events for the children and their families.

Many of the children either attend schools far away from their home and therefore after school contact with their peers is very difficult or are in mainstream schools where they have no contact with other deaf/hearing impaired children. We help support groups such as a Youth Club for deaf children in Crawley and the very successful pre-school groups Springboard in the North and South of the county.

The past year alone some of the events we have organised include trips to Laserhub, Banger Racing, Quad Biking, The Spectrum at Guildford, our AGM at Fishers Farm, Annual Party, Panto trip, Bluebell Railway and a Group holiday, all of which we always pay for the deaf children and subsidise the cost to family members.

We rely entirely on donations and the generosity of people wishing to support us and with their kindness we are able to fulfil our QUEST.

If you would like more information about our group please leave a message on 07717 223362 or email us at bhwsdcsoc@btinternet.com and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Sunday, 4 March 2012


This year's London 10K Run will be held on Sunday 8th July and we have 5 places available, this a big fundraiser for us so if you would like to take part to raise money for the group we would love to hear from you or if you know of anyone who likes to run then please let us know asap.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if would like more information about this

Re: Children’s Hearing Services Working Group (CHSWG)

We are a newly formed Children’s Hearing Services Working Group for West Sussex and we would be grateful if you could send this to all your members. We are looking for parent representatives to attend meetings. 

Meeting will be held on the following dates although parents will not necessarily have to attend all:

Wednesday 25th April 2012 10am – 12.00

Thursday 27th September 2012 10am – 12.00

To be held at:

Sensory Support Team,
West Sussex County Council,
Northern Area Office,
Broadbridge Heath,
Worthing Road,
RH12 3LZ

Please find attached details of training events and information on the role of the parent representatives. If any parents are interested please could they contact me on the number above.