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Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator Training - CPD accredited

Photo: Learn what it takes to raise a deaf child

Are you a professional who wants to make a difference to deaf children and their families?

Training overview

Raising a deaf child can be challenging with many families needing guidance to help understand the impact deafness can have.

This CPD accredited online workshop uses evidence-based strategies that deliver positive impact for families and deaf children.

It will give you a wealth of ideas and strategies to improve the way you support parents and carers, whilst providing you with the opportunity to practise new approaches. It is designed to teach you how to use our resource with parents and carers you support.

You will finish feeling inspired and confident to deliver our programme to the families you work with. We will provide you with all the plans, resources and evaluation tools you need. Enabling you to deliver and measure the impact of the programme.

Book your place on a workshop that suits you

Join us at one of our upcoming online workshops. You can choose a session that suits you! This online training is made us of three modules which includes:

  • 1x e-learning module
  • 2x live workshops

For the live webinars, you have the choice of afternoons or evenings.

Date and time

New dates coming soon!

Location and cost

Each live event will be held online on Zoom and costs £70. Ticket sales will close 1 week before the start of the event. Please refer to our Terms and Conditions before booking.

Membership discounts

As a member of the National Deaf Children's Society, you are entitled to a discount on our training events and conferences.

If your organisation is signed up to our Educational membership you are entitled to a 50% discount.

If you are an individual Professional member you are entitled to a 10% discount.

Please contact us for your discount code.


All communication support requirements including captions and BSL interpreting are available by request only, when booking.

More information about this training

Key themes

  • The emotional impact of parenting a deaf child on parents’ confidence and self-esteem
  • Developing good communication in families and with professionals
  • Raising self-esteem, resilience and confidence in parents and children
  • Behaviour management techniques

Who is this training for?

This online training is designed for all professionals working with families of deaf children and young people.

CPD accreditation

3 CPD hours / points
Certified by CPD UK

Meet the trainer

Sian Wilson

Sian has worked at the National Deaf Children’s Society since 2011 supporting families of deaf children and professionals who work with deaf children.

Sian has over 30 years’ experience of supporting children and their families, including six years in a specialist unit for deaf children in a a primary school and 11 years working in a deprived area in Wales as part of Sure Start.

Sian initially qualified as an NNEB and also has a degree in Childhood Studies. She has qualified with Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) stage 2.

Additional information

Is the Raising a deaf child online facilitator training CPD accredited?

Yes, this online training is CPD accredited and will equate to 3 CPD hours / points, certified by CPD UK. Delegates who complete this training will receive a certificate of attendance.

Can we have the resources without attending the training?

As part of our quality assurance – the Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator Training resources are only available for those who have attended the training.

Can I join using any device?

You can access these workshops on any compatible device. We would recommend you join via your computer or laptop to fully contribute through the day. You can join using a phone or tablet if necessary, however we cannot guarantee that all of the functions will work on these devices.

Do I need to do any prep before attending the live workshop(s)?

Yes, you will need to complete the following prior to the first live workshop:

  • pre-event survey: a mandatory survey to gauge current confidence levels
  • e-learning module: an mandatory e-learning module that will take roughly 1 hour to complete

Both of these will be available for completion on our online training hub, prior to the first live workshop. We will provide you with log in details closer to the event date, if you do not already have an account.

Do I need to book my own communication support?

No. All communication support requirements including captions and BSL interpreting are available by request only, when booking.

What if I need to cancel?

If you are unable to attend and need to cancel your place, please contact us at [email protected]. Refunds will be available as below.

If you cancel:

  • 7 working days or less before the planned date, you will be charged 100% of the total cost
  • 8-14 working days before the planned date, you will be charged 50% of the total cost
  • 15 working days before the planned date, you will not be charged.

Please note, if you cancel your place you will be cancelling all 3 modules. Cancellations and refunds are not available for individual modules.

Do I need to be a member?

No, however if you'd like to become a professional member you can join for free. Our membership allows you to join our community of professionals who are supporting deaf children, young people and their families throughout the UK.

Here is more information to set up your free membership.

Can I give my place to a friend or colleague if I can't come?

Yes, however you must notify us in advance, at least 3 days before the workshop takes place via [email protected].

Can I share my log in details with a friend of colleague to join?

No. The log in details are for 1 person only.

There will be a registration period prior to the start of the event where we will be checking the name of those entering against the delegate list (names of those registered to the purchased tickets).

If your name does not feature on the list, you will not be allowed entry to the workshop.

I can't find a suitable date, what other options are there?

We can also deliver a bespoke workshop package, tailored to your organisation's needs and delivered online at a time that suits you. 

If this is more suitable, please enquire today or contact us at [email protected].

If you are interested in finding out more about any of these workshop dates, please email [email protected].