Annual Information Statement 2016

Legal Name
Hear And Say - Centre For Deaf Children Limited

Section A: Charity Information

Charity size
Basic Religious Charity

Section B: Activities

Did the charity operate in the 2016 reporting period?
Main activity
Other health service delivery
Main activities
  • Research
  • Other
    • Early Intervention to teach deaf children to listen and speak; Audiology to provide best access to sound; Cochlear Implants to overcome barriers to sound acquisition; Auditory-Verbal Therapy to bring listening and spoken language to deaf children once access to sound is established; eAVT to provide programs for rural and remote families; Microtia and Atresia specialist assistance to work with families whose child exhibits these issues; Social Skills Development to provide social skills; Education Support Program to train professionals; Parent Education to assist parents in their role as prime educator of their deaf child; Professional Courses to enhance skills; Research & Innovation to provide evidence based outcomes leading to clinical improvements; Hearing testing and audiological followup in primary schools.
Description of charity's activities and outcomes
The primary objective of Hear and Say is to transform the lives of deaf children, their families, and the community by empowering the children with access to listening and spoken language. Hear and Say has proven that deaf children can learn to listen and speak through a combination of early diagnosis, advanced hearing technology, and our world leading service delivery model, which teaches parents to teach their children to listen and speak. The outcome for the child is for their language and literacy to be at the same level as their hearing peers, giving these children the best opportunity in their family, community, educational settings, and future. Strategic priorities are: Excellence in clinical practice and research Sustainability - build on existing programs, address current resourcing needs and identify and develop new programs. Advocacy - the development, marketing, and delivery of professional development training. In each of the past 6 years, 100% of children in Hear and Says Early Intervention Program graduated to full inclusion in mainstream educational settings. The most recent parent surveys showed the vast majority of parents were very satisfied with Hear and Say's overall service.
Will the charity change or introduce any activities in the 2017 period?
Where the charity conducted activities during the 2016 reporting period
  • New South Wales
  • Northern Territory
  • Queensland
Who was helped most by the charity's activities in the reporting period
  • Early childhood - aged under 6
  • Children - aged 6 to under 15
  • Families
  • People with disabilities
Did the charity provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the 2016 reporting period?
Does the charity intend to provide funded support and/or services to participants of the National Disability Insurance Scheme in the next reporting period?

Section C: Human Resources

Human resources
  • Full time employees: 41
  • Part time employees: 21
  • Estimated number of volunteers: 100

Section D: Finance

Type of financial statement
General purpose financial statements
Financial report consolidated with more than one entity?
Did your charity have any related party transactions?
Does your charity have documented policies or processes about related party transactions?
Charity's 2016 reporting period
1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016
Financial report submitted to a state/territory regulator?
2016 Financial report
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State or territory of the regulator where financial report was submitted
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • Western Australia

Income and Expenses

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