Resource | 19.02.2024 | By Teresa Quail

6e. Preparing for the world of work

Deaf Children and Young People (DCYP), their families, and those working with them have opportunities to

  • understand the support that can be received from Access to Work, how to apply for it, where it can be used/not used (paid work and government-funded work-based training, not volunteering)
  • are clear on rights to reasonable adjustments in the workplace and what rights a DYP has under the Equality Act/Disability Discrimination Act
  • explore how the workplace might differ from previous experience, for example, expected behaviours, what ‘being professional’ means, self-directed activities, eg reading policies
  • consider fully what it might be like in a particular place of work, find out about options to learn more about the role prior to starting
  • learn about health and safety law in the workplace and access rights as a DYP
  • understand what support is available through training providers for apprenticeships, traineeships, and supported internships
  • develop awareness that there are financial responsibilities related to employment and signpost DCYP to information, tax, National Insurance contributions, and pension.

Suggested resources

Previous pages

6a. Developing independence

6b. Careers and seeking employment

6c. Money management

6d.  Independent travel

Next pages

6f. Staying safe

6g. Technology to support independent living, learning and work



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Section 1  Deaf identity

Section 2 Communication, language, and literacy

Section 3 Understand access to sound

Section 4 Social, emotional, physical, and mental health

Section 5  Manage change

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Section 7 Specialist assessment and monitoring