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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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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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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CCEHC – Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children

9 August 2017
Source: CCEHC

Please find attached the Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children. It has been sent to all CCG Chairs, STP leads, LEHN Chairs and NHS England. It will be also sent to all local authorities in England. Also attached are the Primary eye care framework and the Community ophthalmology framework, together with a quick summary of all

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STP CCEHC Frameworks 2017 Summary
STP CCEHC Frameworks 2017 Summary
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Community Ophthalmology Framework
Community Ophthalmology Framework
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Low Vision Framework Final June 2017
Low Vision Framework Final June 2017
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Primary Eye Care Framework Final 1.0
Primary Eye Care Framework Final 1.0

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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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Agenda and Papers for The VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee Meeting – 27 April 2017

21 April 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Children and Young People's Committee

Agenda and papers for VISION 2020 UK CYP Committee Meeting – 27 April 2017  

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Agenda April 2017
Agenda April 2017
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Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx
Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 10 Nov 16 Docx
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V2020 CYP Group - NI Update April 17
V2020 CYP Group - NI Update April 17
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Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Scotland Report April 2017
Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Scotland Report April 2017
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Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Wales Update
Vision 2020 CYP Subgroup - Wales Update
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Sustaining Starting Point Leaflets And Website For The Future FINAL
Sustaining Starting Point Leaflets And Website For The Future FINAL
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Queen’s researchers collaborate with Guide Dogs NI to Pioneer new study for children with sight loss

1 March 2017
Source: QUB

Researchers from the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast in collaboration with Guide Dogs NI have conducted a new research study to understand the impact of sight loss on how early movement develops, with the aim of  improving  movement skills for children with a vision impairment. Using the state-of-the-art Movement Innovation Lab at Queen’s University, the team were able

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