Author: Darron Chapman, Managing Director
TFPL Intelligent Resources
I hadn’t heard of this charity until it applied for, and won, TFPL’s Social Impact Award in 2008 at that year's ebic conference. This award was open to organisations that could demonstrate that the innovative use of knowledge and information management had tangibly contributed to the success of an organisation meeting its goals.
The finalists came to Berlin to present their cases and many of us became aware for the first time of the challenges that deaf parents face. Watching their story unfold, through signing interpreters, showing how they had harnessed knowledge and information to make a real difference to parents and children was really inspiring.
TFPL has been a supporter of the charity ever since and are pleased to note from their web site that we have been joined by Trevor Phillips and Samantha Cameron. It is certainly worth taking time out to look at the web site of Deaf Parenting UK to see what a small charity has achieved in 10 years and how they support people who have to face some really difficult challenges every day.