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Outstanding Ofstead report for Nottingham hearing charity

Thursday 5 November
Outstanding Ofstead report for Nottingham hearing charity

- November 05 at 2:20 PM

Hearing charity, The Ear Foundation, has been assessed as outstanding for its care of young people with hearing loss.

Throughout the year the charity organises a number of holiday schemes especially for deaf children and teenagers, as Head of Family and Education Services at The Ear Foundation and registered manager of the scheme, Lorna Lord, explained, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by OFSTED as outstanding, a result which we believe reflects the hard work of the whole team of leaders and volunteers as well as the enthusiasm of the teenagers taking part.”

So many aspects have to be considered when caring for any children, and even more so when they have more difficulties in communication than their hearing peers.

As the scheme has been running for a number of years, the inspector was able to evidence how it had developed in response to the young people and their parents' views. Lorna Lord said, “When young people are involved in activities as diverse as raft building, wall climbing obstacle courses, dancing and board games, the challenge for the scheme organisers is huge.”

The Ear Foundation was credited with providing high quality care that is responsive to the individual needs of these young people. The report went on to praise the care provided by highly skilled and experienced staff and volunteers with specific knowledge and understanding of the experiences of young people who are deaf.

The effectiveness of the leaders and scheme managers was seen by OFSTED as outstanding.  Registered manager of the scheme, Lorna Lord, was seen as inspirational, and praised for developing excellent relationships with the young people, their families, staff and volunteers.

Parents of the children on The Ear Foundation schemes are confident that their children are well cared for and high levels of feedback from the young people themselves are incorporated into the current and future events.

The Ear Foundation is committed to involving young adults who are deaf as volunteers for the scheme, which provides excellent role models for the young people as well as opportunities for the young adults to develop their leadership skills.
Outstanding Ofstead report for Nottingham hearing charity

Hearing charity, The Ear Foundation, has been assessed as outstanding for its care of young people with hearing loss.

Throughout the year the charity organises a number of holiday schemes especially for deaf children and teenagers, as Head of Family and Education Services at The Ear Foundation and registered manager of the scheme, Lorna Lord, explained, “We are absolutely thrilled to have been recognised by OFSTED as outstanding, a result which we believe reflects the hard work of the whole team of leaders and volunteers as well as the enthusiasm of the teenagers taking part.”

So many aspects have to be considered when caring for any children, and even more so when they have more difficulties in communication than their hearing peers.

As the scheme has been running for a number of years, the inspector was able to evidence how it had developed in response to the young people and their parents' views. Lorna Lord said, “When young people are involved in activities as diverse as raft building, wall climbing obstacle courses, dancing and board games, the challenge for the scheme organisers is huge.”

The Ear Foundation was credited with providing high quality care that is responsive to the individual needs of these young people. The report went on to praise the care provided by highly skilled and experienced staff and volunteers with specific knowledge and understanding of the experiences of young people who are deaf.

The effectiveness of the leaders and scheme managers was seen by OFSTED as outstanding.  Registered manager of the scheme, Lorna Lord, was seen as inspirational, and praised for developing excellent relationships with the young people, their families, staff and volunteers.

Parents of the children on The Ear Foundation schemes are confident that their children are well cared for and high levels of feedback from the young people themselves are incorporated into the current and future events.

The Ear Foundation is committed to involving young adults who are deaf as volunteers for the scheme, which provides excellent role models for the young people as well as opportunities for the young adults to develop their leadership skills.

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