Deaf young people are not being offered adequate careers advice and support, which is affecting their future prospects and confidence in their own abilities.
This is according to the March 2020 report from the National Deaf Children’s society. This report identifies issues that can limit a deaf young person’s future and the choices they make.
The report finds:
- Deaf young people in mainstream schools felt that their careers advisers did not have good deaf awareness
- Deaf young people felt that aspirations around their future careers were lower than those for their hearing peers
- Some deaf young people, particularly in rural areas, reported feelings of isolation, additional barriers and feeling more limited when considering their future career options.