Roma families and deaf children: Multi-professional understandings

This event provides an opportunity for practitioners, managers, academics and policy makers to share ways of working with deaf Roma children and their families in the UK.

Deaf Children from Roma families is a research project led by Ruth Swanwick, School of Education, University of Leeds working in partnership with five deaf education local authority services (Sheffield, Rotherham, Peterborough, Leeds and Bradford), BATOD, The Ear Foundation and NDCS.

The aim of the project is to explore learning, development and social needs of deaf children of Roma families, plan appropriate multi-professional intervention and support and establish a national stakeholder group to ensure the reach, development and sustainability of the outcomes.

More information is available here:

The programme includes:

Deaf children from Roma families: End of project report Ruth Swanwick, Jess Elmore, Jackie Salter, University of Leeds

Supporting Local Authorities locally and nationally to improve integration and inclusion of Roma migrants in the UK Ewa Jamroz, Migration Yorkshire

A Tale of Two Villages: Slovak Roma children negotiating language and education Mark Payne, University of Sheffield

Experiences of Roma families and Teachers of the Deaf from Sheffield and Bradford

Hearing and inclusion Arthur Ivatts, Open Society Foundation

Plenary Tina Wakefield, Ear Foundation


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