Survey on the experiences of children and young people on childhood

28 May 2019
Source: National Children's Bureau

National Children’s Bureau are delighted to be working in partnership with the British Academy to gather the views and experiences of children and young people on Childhood. The British Academy are conducting a wide ranging review of policy and research across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, to understand the impact of policy development of children and young people’s experiences

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LGA: Improving children and young people’s mental health and emotional wellbeing

23 May 2019
Source: LGA

Findings from the LGA’s peer learning programme. The LGA’s Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing Peer Learning Programme looked at how to prioritise early help and free up acute care for the most vulnerable in order to achieve change; supporting councils and their local partners to learn from each other, and from other councils across the country.

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Volunteers required for ICC UK, International Camp

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8 May 2019
Source: VICTA

Be part of a fantastic volunteering opportunity and join Visually Impaired Children Taking Action (VICTA) as we support young adults on this unique international camp. VICTA is excited to be bringing the only international camp for students with a vision impairment to the UK. The International Camp on Communication and Computers (ICC) unites young people (16-22) from over 15 countries,

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Public Health England and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society launch e-learning module for child vision screening

24 April 2019
Source: Public Health England/BIOS

PHE and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society today launch e-learning module for child vision screening The Child Vision Screening e-learning module aims of this resource are to assist child vision screeners carry out their roles. It: • is used as part of the initial training if they are new to this role • enables child vision screeners to meet

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National Lottery Community Fund grant set to benefit over 500 blind children in England and Wales

19 March 2019
Source: RSBC

  National charity The Royal Society for Blind Children (RSBC) has received more than  £650,000 from The National Lottery Community Fund (formerly Big Lottery Fund) to extend its Family Support Service. There are over 35,000 blind and partially sighted children and young people aged 0-25 living in England and Wales (ONS 2016). This funding, from the largest community funder in

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Vision UK: Vacancy: Chair for Vision UK Children and Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee

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26 February 2019
Source: Vision UK

Position: Chair for the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee Contract period: 2 years, renewable for a further 2 years Hours: 1 day per month on average including 3-4 meetings per year and work in between meetings, e.g. telephone conversations, preparation for meetings etc. Salary: n/a Location: meetings usually take place in London Closing

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Round 2 Delphi survey on what outcomes Families and/or Professionals think should be included in trials of interventions to support children with CVI.

28 January 2019

The CVI Project Delphi Survey round 2   This very important study is being carried out by a team at Bristol University. CVI research study – your experience counts. Researchers at the University of Bristol and would like to speak with children and young people with CVI and their families (parents/carers/siblings) about their experiences and daily life. The study hopes

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Department for Education (3 December 2018) New guidance to help parents avoid unsafe out-of-school settings

24 December 2018
Source: Department for Education

Consultation on guidance to help parents choose the right out-of-school setting, and on voluntary code of practice to help providers meet the expected standards New guidance to help ‎parents choose safe, high quality out-of-school settings – such as clubs and tuition centres – for their children has been published today. The document, now open for consultation to ensure it meets

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Consultation on how we can improve Starting Point

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20 December 2018
Source: Starting Point Task and Finish Group

In 2016, Vision UK (previously known as VISION 2020 UK) the umbrella organisation for the eye health and vision impairment sector, led a project as part of the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment Committee aimed at improving the information given to families when their child is first diagnosed with a vision impairment. Research underpinning the

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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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