BSL Charter

We have a BSL Charter aimed at encouraging local authorities and public services to improve access.

Our Empowerment and Campaigns team are working to ensure that many more councils and public services will adopt one or more of the pledges.


The aim is to improve your quality of life and allow you to have full access to services.

The five pledges are:


  1. Ensure access for Deaf people to information and services
  1. Promote learning and high quality teaching of British Sign Language
  1. Support Deaf children and families
  1. Ensure staff working with Deaf people can communicate effectively in British Sign Language
  2. Consult with our local Deaf community on a regular basis


Do you want to know more about the BSL charter and the latest developments? Click here.