Papers for the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee meeting

15 November 2017
Source: Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee

Papers for the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee meeting attached below      

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Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
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Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 27 April 17 (updated 021117) - Copy
Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 27 April 17 (updated 021117) - Copy
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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
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Attach 4 - Safeguarding Children And Young People 2017 Review Consultation Document
Attach 4 - Safeguarding Children And Young People 2017 Review Consultation Document
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Attach 5 - CommentsProforma
Attach 5 - CommentsProforma
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Attach 6 - Sight Loss Statistics For CYP (2017 Version) (FINAL 27 July 17) (CLEAN)
Attach 6 - Sight Loss Statistics For CYP (2017 Version) (FINAL 27 July 17) (CLEAN)
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Attach 8 - Vision UK CYPVI Work Plan
Attach 8 - Vision UK CYPVI Work Plan
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FW  Sight Loss Statistics For CYP
FW Sight Loss Statistics For CYP
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Contact: An update on changes to special education in Wales

2 November 2017
Source: Contact

The Welsh government is planning a new system of support for children with additional needs in education. The Additional Learning Needs and Education Tribunal (Wales) Bill, will replace statements of special educational needs with an “Individual Development Plan”. If passed, it could become law in 2019. STATEMENTS OF SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS ARE STILL IN PLACE FOR NOW Until the law changes, the current

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Kingston University: Research children with visual impairments

25 October 2017
Source: Kingston University

Kingston University are looking for children with Visual Impairments aged 6-11 years old to take part in our research. If you are able to help or would like more information please contact: Raquel Rodriguez Raquel.rodriguez@kingston.ac.uk Flyer for the research attached below in PDF format:  

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Recruitment Flyer Kingston
Recruitment Flyer Kingston
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Public Health England publish Child vision screening resources

24 October 2017
Source: Public Health England

A set of resources to support the commissioning and delivery of child vision screening. Includes a service specification, competencies, leaflets and template letters. Screening for reduced vision in children aged 4 to 5 years is primarily undertaken to detect children with amblyopia, a form of abnormal vision system development. The most common predisposing conditions are strabismus (squint) and refractive error (focusing

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RSBC: Money Management for vision impaired young people

28 September 2017
Source: RSBC

The RSBC is collaborating with MyBnk and The Royal Association for Deaf People on a project known as Money Mechanics, which will become the UK’s first dedicated money management education programme for young people with sensory impairments. The idea of the project is to help young disabled people overcome the barriers to accessing money and learn the skills to take control of their own

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IAPB: The vision of 18 million children

5 September 2017
Source: IAPB

Eighteen million is a big number, and changing eighteen million lives, – the equivalent of the combined populations of Sweden and Switzerland – is no mean feat. So when Our Children’s Vision, a global campaign to provide eye care to young people, hit their 10 million children target in its first year, it was certainly a cause for celebration –

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RNIB: Easy classroom adjustments for learners with vision impairment

4 September 2017
Source: RNIB

Gwyn McCormack, QTVI and Director of Positive Eye, shares simple ways you can improve school life for children with vision impairment. Imagine this scenario.The student is squinting as she peers at the board trying to copy down her homework. She looks around the classroom and shrinks a little further into her seat. Everyone else is busy writing. She desperately tries again

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AOP: Wolverhampton toddler loves her new glasses, but many children will return to school without the right prescription

31 August 2017
Source: The AOP

Local mum, Zoe Lacey, has described the positive impact of her daughter’s new glasses, as the Association of Optometrists (AOP) highlights that many children returning to school this September are missing out on a sight test. The Association, which represents over 80% of practising optometrists, is reminding parents to get their children’s sight tested after a recent survey of UK

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Henshaws have limited places available on the ‘I Can Do It’ independence course running in August

26 July 2017
Source: Henshaws

Henshaws have limited places available on the ‘I Can Do It’ independence course running in August so if you know of children who may be interested, please contact Natalie at Henshaws:  natalie.thompson@henshaws.org.uk or by ringing 0161 872 1234 Criteria: children must have a visual impairment and parents must be able to get them to the venue in old Trafford OR

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I Can 2017 Salford
I Can 2017 Salford
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AOP: Are screens hurting my child’s eyes?

26 July 2017
Source: AOP

80% of optometrist’s report worried parents when it comes to screen time   School summer holidays arrive this week, with children across the UK thrilled at the prospect of six long weeks staying up late, pyjama days watching cartoons and copious hours glued to their phone or tablet – much to the dismay of their parents. With more screen time

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