National Center for Health Statistics: Vision Testing Among Children Aged 3–5 Years in the United States, 2016–2017

25 November 2019
Source: National Center for Health Statistics

Key findings   Data from the National Health Interview Survey During 2016–2017, 63.5% of children aged 3–5 years had ever had their vision tested by a doctor or other health professional. Hispanic children (58.6%) were less likely to have ever had their vision tested compared with non-Hispanic white children (65.4%). Receipt of a vision test increased with increasing parental educational

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Introducing the VICTA Parent Portal

24 October 2019
Source: VICTA

The one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child with a vision Impairment. From assistive technology to leisure activities, education to financial support, the answers to your questions can be found on the portal. Over the years, we have heard parents describe the endless hours they would spend trawling the internet trying to find the information

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Vision UK launches updated resource for families of children with vision impairment

4 October 2019

Improved support for parents and families of newly diagnosed children with vision impairment was unveiled during the British & Irish Paediatric Opthamology & Strabisimus Association (BIPOSA) conference earlier today (4 October 2019). Starting Point, a leaflet that can be given to families at the point of diagnosis, has been redesigned to help signpost parents to appropriate resources and professionals, while

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RNIB Scotland, Down’s Syndrome Scotland, LEAD Scotland, National Deaf Children’s Society, Scottish Autism, ENABLE Scotland and The Alliance.

12 September 2019
Source: RNIB Scotland

A coalition of disability charities is urging all 32 Scottish local authorities to maintain vital funding for children and young people with additional support needs (ASN). The children and young people concerned, an estimated 199,000 in total, include those with physical, sensory or learning disabilities in mainstream education, as well as those with health conditions. In a letter to council

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Government Review into Support for Children and Young People with SEND

6 September 2019
Source: Council for disabled children

The government has today announced a major new review into support for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). The review is designed to improve services for disabled children and young people and their families. The review aims to evaluate the impact of these reforms, and to identify improvements. Too often disabled children and those with

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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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NICE are looking for members for the children and young people with disabilities and severe complex needs guideline committee

16 April 2019
Source: NICE

NICE are looking for members to join the children and young people with disabilities and severe complex needs guideline committee. Closing date: 10am, Monday 29 April 2019. Time commitment: 2 years. NICE are looking for: A range of health, social care or education professionals and service providers with demonstrable relevant experience and knowledge in the field of children and young

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Guide Dogs, Vacancy: Head of Children & Young People (CYP)

15 March 2019
Source: Guide Dogs

Salary:  £43,283 to £45,828 per annum    Location:  Home Based (Geographical Area) Job Type:  Grade 6 Category:  Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 17/03/2019  Interview dates: 3rd April Reference: 0000029344 Guide Dogs are looking for their next Head of Children’s skills and support services to lead the delivery of a best value service for all customers using children and parent services

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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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