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Expert Parent Programme

Photo: A father carriers his child on his shoulders.

Supporting parents to achieve the best outcomes for their children.

This programme is an opportunity for you to find out how to achieve the best outcomes for your child. It will help you to find positive ways to get the right support from health, education and other services, and learn more about your child's rights.

It will also be a good time to meet and talk to other parents about their experiences, share ideas and get support.

What is the programme about?

The Expert Parent Programme was originally funded by the Department of Health. It was designed to help parents and carers of deaf and disabled children and young people. Parents learned how to navigate health and other systems, and better understand how they might work to improve outcomes for their children.

Since then, the programme has been adapted on behalf of the National Deaf Children’s Society. It focuses on services that support deaf children, including health, education and social care.

The programme is now available online. You’ll come together with other parents over three short online sessions. By the end, we hope that you will feel much more confident about how to get the best support and outcomes for your child. This programme is recommended for parents with deaf children aged 0-18 years. 


 7.00pm to 8.30pm on the following Thursdays:

  • 12 May
  • 19 May 
  • 26 May 

How to join

The workshops will be held on Zoom. As long as you have access to any computer, smartphone or tablet with an internet connection then you'll be able to take part.

When we confirm your place on the programme, we will send you all the information you need to join. You're also welcome to view our video and written guide.

Communication support

Closed captioning will be provided.

We also offer BSL and language interpreters, on request. If you would like this support, or have any questions before the workshops, please email [email protected].