Connor, 19

“I can remember the day I arrived. I was sat in the corner texting my mum: ‘Oh my god! I don’t even know how to sign or communicate with people!’ But, then something exceptional happened…"

Molly, 16

“When I started teaching Molly drama I could see she had natural ability. It would be fantastic if she became a Deaf actor in the future as there are not many similar role models for Deaf young people.”

Jesse, 8

“It’s been a huge relief for us, because we are safe in the knowledge that he is being looked after and is going to have a great future. That’s enabled us to relax and to enjoy him for who he is.”