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Starting Out 2020

Supporting deaf babies, children and their families in the early years (0 to 7 years)

Photo: Starting Out. Our 2020 online conference aimed at professionals working with deaf children (0 - 7 years)

Our 2020 online conference Starting Out: Supporting deaf babies, children and their families in the early years (0 to 7 years) brought together high-profile leaders and practitioners who talked about the importance of supporting families and carers of deaf children in the early years. They also provided insight into the challenges faced by families and best practice ideas in improving the support provided to them.

Conference overview

Five babies are born deaf every day in the UK. We know they can do anything other children can do, given the right support from the start. Families and carers have the greatest influence on a child's outcomes but they need your support to access clear, balanced information and make informed choices.

Starting Out highlighted best practice and guidance and gave practical ideas for supporting deaf children and their families.

It focussed around three main themes;

  • Language and communication development
  • Emotional and social development
  • Empowering families

Families played a central role, providing the opportunity to hear about personal experiences first-hand from families of deaf children.

Find out more about the content of the event.

Starting Out 2020 available on-demand

If you are interested in this conference but the missed the event, you can now purchase all the recordings and resources from the day. Discover inspirational and useful information to help you support families and carers of deaf children in the early years

What's included in the on-demand content

Unlimited access to all conference content that you can view at a time that suits you.

  • View recordings of presentations and question and answer sessions by expert leaders and practitioners
  • View recordings of individual workshops including question and answer sessions
  • Download useful resources from exhibitors

All presentations have BSL interpretation and captions.


The cost for this on-demand content is £60.

Ready to access this content?

Simply click the button below. You will be directed to our online training portal where you will need to register or login (depending upon whether you have previously completed training with us).

Please note the login details for our online training portal are different to the login details you use on our website, if you are a National Deaf Children's Society member.

Once you are logged in you can complete your purchase via PayPal and then begin viewing the conference content.

If you would prefer to pay by invoice please email [email protected].

Contact us

If you have any queries about this on-demand conference please email [email protected].