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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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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Sound the Art

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22 November 2018
Source: Centrala

We are looking to recruit a team of 12 visually impaired people , aged 18-25 years , to take part in our Sound the Art project. Sound the Art is a young persons project that seeks to equip visually impaired people and asylum seekers with the skills to create their own sound art. Meeting weekly the participants will learn 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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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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Innovative Music Scheme for Blind Children with Complex Needs Launched across the UK

25 September 2018
Source: The Amber Trust

Following the successful launch in 2017 of The Amber Trust’s early years scheme, ‘Little Amber’, The Amber Trust is setting up another innovative service, ‘AmberPlus’, for families who have a blind or partially sighted child over the age of five who has additional, complex needs. AmberPlus has two elements. The first is access to freely available resources that can be

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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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