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Raising a Deaf Child Facilitator Training - CPD accredited

Photo: Make a difference to deaf children and their families

Do you want to feel more confident in supporting families with a deaf child?

Find out about our online workshop for professionals. 

Training overview

Many families will need support and guidance to help understand the impact childhood deafness can have.

This CPD accredited online workshop gives you strategies and advice to help you improve the way you support parents and carers.

We'll teach you how to deliver our programme and use our expert resources.

Date and time

Date: Wednesday 4 December 2024 (one day workshop)
1pm to 4pm, online, £70

Wednesday 5 and 12 February 2025 (two half days workshop)
Time: 2pm to 3.30pm, online, £70


This workshop will be held online on Zoom.


This training costs £70.

What you'll learn

  • 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 deaf children
  • behaviour management techniques.

CPD accreditation

3 CPD hours / points. Certified by CPD UK.

You'll receive a certificate when you complete the training.


Communication support, including captions and British Sign Language (BSL) interpreting, is available on request when booking.


Before the workshop we'll ask you to complete:

  • a short survey: to tell us a little bit about how confident you feel working with deaf children and families.
  • e-learning module: an e-learning module that will take about one hour to complete. You're welcome to work through this at your own pace and you can revisit it anytime.

The survey and the e-learning module will be available on our online training hub, before the workshop. You can create an account on our training hub when you book your place.

Contact us

If you have a question about this training workshop, please email [email protected].

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.

Cancel or change your booking

If you need to cancel your place please email us at [email protected].

If you cancel:

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

You can also give your place to a colleague or friend but please let us know at least 3 days before the workshop.