Events for parents, carers and families
Get support from our friendly experts and meet other parents and families of deaf children
We have a range of events and courses to support parents, carers and families of deaf children. Run by our experts, they cover a variety of topics and issues, from finding out your child is deaf or has a hearing loss, to supporting them as they become a young adult. Many are free unless stated otherwise.
Our events and courses are also a great way to meet other parents and families in a similar position, share experiences, and be part of a community.
- Choose the right school for your child with the support of our Education and Appeals team: Early Education sessions. 30 September, 5 October.
Information and Advice Sessions
22 September and beyond
Join one of our expert led advice sessions and discuss topics with other families.
Baby and Toddler Sessions
5 October and beyond
Fun online activity sessions for you and your baby to enjoy together.
New to Hearing Loss
13 and 20 October
If your baby, toddler or child has recently been diagnosed as having hearing loss, we're here to help.
Escape Room Family Fun Session
18 October, for all the family
Work together and solve puzzles to escape from the virtual art gallery!
Family Halloween Spooktacular
27 October, for all the family
Have a spooktacular time and get ready for Halloween with these fun activities.
Parents as Partners
Find out about your local Children’s Hearing Services Group and improving services for deaf children.
Sign up to an online course
Expert Parent Programme
2, 9 and 16 November
Achieve the best outcomes for your child with this online course.
Family Sign Language online courses
We've taken our Family Sign Language courses online. Find out how to join our weekly YouTube lesson.
Our events and courses are suitable for families of children and young people with all levels of deafness.
You must be a member of the National Deaf Children’s Society to take part. You can sign up for free online. Being a member will give you access to lots of great benefits, including one-to-one support, useful information and resources, and much more. Find out more about membership.
To help you understand a bit more about our online events, how to join them and what they will look like, we have developed a video and written guide that take you through, step by step.
If you'd like to attend our online events but don't have access to the internet or the right technology take a look at our tips on how you can get online.
Closed captioning and BSL interpreters are available at all of our online events and courses. We also offer language interpreters, on request. If you would like this support or have any questions, please email [email protected].