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Want to make a difference?

Are you 13-16? Want to make a difference and help deaf young people across the UK?

Apply to become a member of our Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB)!

The next YAB will be made up of 19 young people from across the UK and offers an exciting opportunity for young people to meet other deaf young people, learn new skills and make a difference.

Each Board takes part in 6 weekends away and picks a campaign that is really important to them!

What is the YAB?

The Young People’s Advisory Board (YAB) tells the National Deaf Children’s Society what’s important to deaf young people. They are a bit like our advisors!

The Board is made up of 19 deaf young people from across the UK. The members are aged between 13-16, have varying levels of deafness and communicate in different ways.

To find out more, click here!

What does a YAB member do?

A YAB member you will have a really exciting chance to shape the support and services that NDCS provides for deaf young people!

You’ll get to pick and lead a national campaign, go on residential weekends, chat about important topics and lots more!


If you are interested in apply for the YAB, complete this form! We will then let you know when the applications are open!

Make sure you are 13 – 16! If you are 13 by the first residential you can apply too!

You will also need to be free on 29 February – 1 March for our first YAB residential!

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