Guide Dogs, Vacancy: Children and Young People National Services Manager

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28 February 2020
Source: Guide Dogs

Salary: £34,688 to £36,729 per annum Location: Home Based (Geographical Area) Region: Homebased Job Type: Grade 5 Category: Permanent- Full Time Closing Date: 08/03/2020 This is a fantastic opportunity to join us as a Children and Young People (CYP) National Services Operations Manager to lead a wide portfolio of CYP support and information services. Our Skills, Information & Support Services

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UK specialist VI curriculum project update from RNIB, VIEW, VICTAR and Thomas Pocklington Trust

25 February 2020
Source: Norfolk County Council

We are inviting UK specialist VI education professionals to contribute to the development of a national VI curriculum A joint project between RNIB, VIEW, Vision Impairment Centre for Teaching and Research (VICTAR) at University of Birmingham, and Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT), to establish a UK wide specialist curriculum for children and young people with vision impairment (VI) is to be

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Vista, vacancy: Family Support Officer

6 January 2020
Source: Vista

37hrs per week   Fixed Term till 30th September 2022 £22,665.75 per annum An opportunity has arisen, to further develop and implement our family support service to meet the needs of children with sight loss. The role will also facilitate opportunities for parents and carers to enable them to better meet their children’s needs and aspirations. You’ll have a caring

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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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