Vision UK welcomes RSBC as its newest member

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13 December 2018
Source: Vision UK

Vision UK is pleased to announce the Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) as its newest member. RSBC’s work to create a better life for blind children, by helping every young person they work with to find and fulfil their own unique potential complements Vision UK’s ambitions: Everyone looks after their sight. People’s eye conditions are identified early, treated and, where

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The Royal Society for Blind Children receives National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people

6 December 2018
Source: RSBC

National charity Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has been awarded over £480K of National Lottery funding to support vision impaired children and young people across England. RSBC has been granted the funding to deliver a collaborative project, Live Life Go Further, in support of vision impaired children and young people aged 8 – 25 years old. The grant will

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ONS: Children’s and young people’s experiences of loneliness: 2018

6 December 2018

The Office for National Statistics analysis of children’s and young people’s views, experiences and suggestions to overcome loneliness, using in-depth interviews, the Community Life Survey 2016 to 2017 and Good Childhood Index Survey, 2018. Main points Children (aged 10 to 15 years) • 11.3% of children said that they were “often” lonely; this was more common among younger children aged

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Local Government Chronicle: Ofsted: Special educational needs support ‘disjointed and variable’

5 December 2018
Source: Local Government Chronicle

Ofsted has criticised the numbers of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) not receiving adequate support and raised serious concerns over the number of vulnerable children being excluded from school. In her annual report today, Ofsted’s chief inspector of education and children’s services Amanda Spielman said the quality of support for children with SEND is “disjointed and variable”

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RNIB: Creating Young Community Leaders

23 November 2018
Source: RNIB

RNIB is proud to launch their new project, Creating Young Community Leaders, with funding from the Postcode Community Trust. We know that life as a young blind or partially sighted person is a unique experience – and presents some unique challenges. We want to enable and equip all members of our community with the skills and confidence to live life

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VICTA/RNIB Product Grant: Orbit Reader 20 now available in addition to the Apple iPad Air 2

20 November 2018
Source: Victa

RNIB and VICTA are working together to support children and young people who are blind or partially sighted to study with greater independence using technology. If you are registered blind or partially sighted and a UK resident you could be eligible for an Apple iPad Air 2 (32GB) with case and/or an Orbit Reader 20. See full details on the

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Key facts about vision impairment in children and young people

15 November 2018
Source: Vision UK Social Research Committee and Vision UK Children and Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee

The key statistics about vision impairment in children and young people has been reviewed and updated by researchers at RNIB, Guide Dogs and Royal London Society for the Blind. This has been endorsed by the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee and can be used to: help plan the work of your service; give evidence

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Sight Loss Statistics For CYP 2018 FINAL
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What is The Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young People (VINCYP)

6 November 2018

This network was designated in April 2014 and aims to improve the care for children and young people with a visual impairment. VINCYP involves professionals working in health, education and social work, parents/carers of children and young people with a visual impairment and voluntary sector organisations. Following changes to registration in Scotland the VINCYP pathway is now Scotland’s notification system

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VIEW: “Understanding vision impairment in children and young people” online course

27 September 2018
Source: View

This online self-study course “Understanding vision impairment in children and young people” is designed to support the training needs of professionals and parents in order to improve the quality of learning opportunities available to children and young people with visual impairment. It is intended for people who wish to gain an overview of the issues involved in supporting the education

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Guide Dogs: helping children, young people and their families

18 September 2018
Source: Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs has been best known as the provider of the iconic guide dog service, however the work of the charity now encompasses much more. Guide Dogs children & young people’s services offer parents, guardians and carers information, advice and guidance from the moment their child receives a diagnosis of vision impairment, all the way through to adulthood. Family members

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