New Guidelines To Support Young Deaf People Into Work


25th June 2013

Work underway to improve job prospects for deaf school-leavers in Scotland.

A new resource aimed at improving the post-school transition for deaf young people as they make their first steps into the world of work has been launched. 

A Template for Success has been developed by NDCS in partnership with Donaldson\'s School and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). It promotes good practice for professionals, highlighting the rights of deaf young people and professionals\' responsibilities towards them during post-school transition. 

It is important that young deaf people are supported and able to benefit from opportunities in further education, training and work throughout Scotland. In turn it is hoped this will also help narrow the gap in career prospects between deaf young people and their hearing peers.

Danny Logue, Operations Director at SDS said: \'This new template sets out good practice and will help professionals think about and understand exactly how they fit into the wider transitions process to ensure that deaf young people have the best transitional outcomes possible.\'

The template is an invaluable tool for professionals working with deaf young people and is structured according to different types or stages of transition. It provides guidance for communicating effectively with deaf young people and helps agencies consider how they work in partnership with each other.

A copy of \'A Template for Success\' is available to download here.

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