Children's Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWG)

Children’s Hearing Services Working Groups (CHSWG) is made up of a number of different  services working together to make sure that deaf children and their families have good quality local support which meets their needs.

Derby CHSWG Group Members

Children’s Audiology Department

Offers a comprehensive hearing assessment and rehabilitation service to detect, manage and monitor hearing loss in children from birth to 18 years of age.

Telephone: 01332 785 663



Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and language therapists work with parents and other professionals to support children to develop and improve their communication skills.

Telephone: 01332 267 976



Nottingham Auditory Implant Programme (NAIP)

NAIP provides cochlear implant operations and ongoing outreach support to children. We provide support within a variety of educational placements and support within the home.

Telephone:  01159 485 533
                    01159 485 565
                    01159 485 549

Minicom:     01159 485 560

Mobile text: 07967 190 003


Specialist Teaching and Psychology Service - Hearing Impairment Team, Derby City (STePS HA)

Offers support and advice to hearing impaired children in homes, nursery and school settings to optimise their education.

Telephone: 01332 641 400


Derbyshire Sensory and Physical Support Service – Hearing Impairment Team - Derbyshire

Provide support and advice to school, pre-school settings and family homes for all children with a hearing impairment.

Telephone: 01332 833 958


Website: Derbyshire County Council

Social Care – Derby City council Social Care for families with deaf children


Specialist social work support to families with deaf children, including children with additional needs.

Telephone: Team Clerk: 01332 640 713

Minicom: 01332 344 358

Mobile text only: SMS 07860 020 207


National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS)

They offer free information and support to families with deaf children. They provide free publications, web forums and a freephone helpline and specialist advisers to support families and deaf children. They also run activities and events where deaf children and young people can learn a few skills, gain confidence and meet other deaf children.

NDCS Freephone Helpline: 0808 800 8880 (voice and text)



The Ear Foundation

The Ear Foundation is a charity which organises events for deaf children and adults.

Telephone: 01159 421 985