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Children with Special Needs

Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs Familiarisation Day

Train to run our specialist course to support and encourage parents and carers of a special needs child.

The Children with Special Needs course aims to help parents build their child’s self esteem and develop good communication skills. It goes on to look at each child’s development, ways to meet the needs of their child and how to set and stick to boundaries. It also explores what schools and other agencies can offer for children with special needs and their parents and how the wider family plays a part.

The Time Out for Parents: Children with Special Needs Familiarisation training will take you through the materials and activities of the supportive and informal seven sessions. This training is only available to our core licenced facilitators. To become a licenced facilitator, you will need to attend our Time Out for Parents Facilitator Training. Once you gain a core facilitator licence, you can book on to this one day training to help support parents of children with special needs.

Have a look at sample pages of the Facilitator Manual and Parent Handbook.

Specialist licence

This licence is issued for a period of twenty-four months and will be renewed for a further twenty-four months when you register at least one course within this time period and return the appropriate documentation to Care for the Family.

We provide our licensed facilitators with on-going support through a free-phone helpline, group Facebook page, dedicated webpages and e-newsletters.

What does it cover?
  • Parenting children with special needs
  • Self-esteem
  • Coping with feelings
  • Understanding behaviour
  • Managing behaviour
  • Home and school
  • The wider family

‘The course is excellent. I don’t think you could possibly fit anything else in!’

Book your place

Our next training for Time Out with Parents: Children with Special Needs will be in March 2022.


Online Learning on our Care for the Family Learning Hub

  • To complete the online learning, learners will have between 17 March and 28 March 2022

Live Session with our trainers on Zoom

  • Tuesday 29 March 2022 – 9.30 am-2.30 pm

Statutory sector/individuals: £116

Voluntary sector/churches: £79

More information

In-house training

Along with the option of coming to one of our training centres to train as an individual or with others, our high quality training is available in-house allowing you to make arrangements for your workforce or volunteers at a time and place convenient for your organisation.

Please contact us to find out more about our in-house training.

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