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

Vision UK logo

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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Person Specification For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte Chair
Person Specification For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte Chair
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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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CVI Project Delphi Study Information Sheet Final
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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

Starting Point leaflet cover

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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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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