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Social Care Needs of Deaf Children and Young People

Photo: Learn about the challenges and risks that deafness can pose to deaf children and their families.

Having the right support across education, health and social aspects of a deaf child and young person’s life is vital for them to achieve their full potential.

Module overview

This module is an introduction to the social care needs of a deaf child. It focuses on the challenges and risks that deafness can pose to deaf children and their families without the right support in place.

Using three everyday scenarios across various age ranges, it highlights these challenges and provides practical advice on how social care advice and support may help.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this module you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the social care needs of deaf children and families
  • Identify the indicators of where additional social care support may be needed
  • Describe what you need to do if you have any concerns


This module costs £15.

Note: You will need to set up an account on our e-learning portal before you can access this module. This link will take you directly to the account set up page where you can then access this module.


There are no prerequisites for completing this module.

If you would like to speak to a member of the training team, please contact us as [email protected].


Who is this course for?

This module has been created for Non-specialist social care professionals working with deaf children or young people in a range of social care settings. Other professionals outside of social care who routinely work with deaf children will also benefit from completing this module.

How long will this course take?

This course should take around 1 hour to complete, although you are welcome to work through it at your own pace. You will have 30 days to complete the course before it expires.

How can I make payment for this e-learning module?

Payments can be made through PayPal or using a debit card. You do not need a PayPal profile to complete your purchase. PayPal is simply the system we use to process payments.