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Care for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

The Helping Hands Siblings Support course provides knowledge to parents about known sibling difficulties and issues and provides strategies on how to overcome them. This course focuses on the unique emotional, psychological and social problems a sibling may face and how to best validate and support their questions, concerns and problems. Ensuring that both the child with special needs and their sibling receive the necessary care and support.


Care for Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Unit I: Understanding Typical Sibling Problems and how to give support
Unit II: Issues
Unit III: What feelings and emotions could the sibling experience
Unit IV: Siblings’ Feelings at Home
Unit V: Dealing with Negative Emotions at Home
Unit VI: Siblings’ Feelings in Public
Unit VII: Dealing with Negative Emotions in Public
Unit VIII: Distinct Identities
Unit IX: Understanding Behaviour 
Unit X: Explaining Disabilities
Unit XI: Principles of Explaining Disability
Unit XII: Mood
Unit XIII: Worries
Unit XIV: Dealing with Worries

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you need any prior training/qualifications to do this course?

No, participants do not need any prior training or qualifications to attend this course. Helping Hands’ training courses are designed to pass on skills and knowledge to complete novices as well as experienced professionals, all participants will benefit from this course regardless of experience or existing skills/knowledge.

Do you offer this course online?

Yes, a similar version of this course can be accessed via virtual workshop. Helping Hands trainers can deliver this training course over a video conferencing platform such as Zoom where they will share their screen, lead discussions with participants and deliver the learning outcomes over the internet. If you would like to access this course via virtual workshop please get in touch.

Do you need to be physically fit to do this course?

There are no physical aspects to the learning of this course. Therefore, this course is accessible to people of all levels of health and fitness, to be able to pass this course participants need to demonstrate an understanding of the course material and be willing to learn and engage with the course – there are no physical requirements to this.

Do you gain a qualification from this course?

This course is certified by Helping Hands and participants that pass this course can hold their course certificates as evidence of  learning and an excellent level of knowledge, understanding and skills pertaining to this topic.




Helping Hands Community Hub Ltd.
10 Leeds Road
S9 3TY


Care for Siblings of Children with Special Needs: Contact
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