Meet The Committee

About the DDCS Committee

Our committee consists of a group of parents of deaf children, professionals working with deaf children from birth to those in full-time education, and those interested in promoting Deaf Awareness in the community.

Meetings are usually held on a monthly basis to promote and: –

  • Organise fund raising events.
  • Organise family outings and social evenings to provide opportunities for parents and children to meet and talk – and that is very rewarding when trips and events do take place.
  • Raise deaf awareness within the community.

At DDCS we are interested in helping you whether it is advice or support you require.

Some of the children whose families are members of DDCS have a mild or moderate hearing loss, some are severely or profoundly deaf, some are deaf with additional disabilities. Some use sign language as their only means of communication and some use both oral and sign language. Some are completely oral.

Dudley Deaf Children’s Society Committee Profiles 2018

  • Helex Fox

    CHAIR

    Helen is Mum to two young children, one of whom has a moderate hearing loss and wears two hearing aids. She attends Ashwood Park Resource Base for the Deaf...

  • Karen Forbes-Chapman

    SECRETARY

    Karen is the Mum of four, the second eldest of whom was diagnosed at birth with a profound hearing loss. He was educated at Ashwood Park Resource Base for the Deaf before moving to...

  • Shelagh James

    COMMITTEE MEMBER

    Shelagh is a retired Teacher of the Deaf having worked in Dudley with the Hearing Impaired Team since 1987. She has been involved with DDCS families of deaf children and deaf children with additional...

  • Nick James

    TREASURER

    Nick is the father of a profoundly deaf son. Nick is one of our long standing committee members – and is a retired Bank Manager - so is suitably qualified to be our Treasurer!...

  • Jan Evans

    NEWSLETTER EDITOR

  • Balvinder Kaur

    Balvinder Kaur is an NDCS Children’s and Families Support Officer based in Birmingham. She attends our committee meetings whenever possible and shares her...

  • Anne Seed

    Anne has been a committee member of DDCS for some years. She has worked in the Resource Base for the Deaf at Ashwood Park since 2002. She has, for many years, been a volunteer...

  • Vikki Pearce

  • Beryl Rayner

  • Siobhan Michaels

    Siobhan is one of our committee members. She is passionate about BSL, the D/deaf Community and promoting the teaching and learning of BSL and D/deaf awareness. She regularly...

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