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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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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AOP: Children’s eye health: Why vision matters

16 August 2018

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially. It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed

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Optometry Today: Children with visual impairment more likely develop mental health problems

24 July 2018
Source: Optometry Today

New research has found that visual impairment affects learning and development and mental health from a young age. Children aged between eight and 11 years old who live with a visual impairment are three times more likely to develop a mental health problem than children with no visual impairment, according to new research. Research has revealed that a third of

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Henshaws, 2 Vacancies: Children and Young People’s Enablement Officer Oldham and Manchester

1 December 2017
Source: Henshaws

Oldham Closing date: Monday, 11th Dec 2017 Job Title: Children and Young People’s Enablement Officer (Oldham) Location: Oldham Civic Centre Salary: £10.20 per hour/£18,564 per annum Hours per Week: 35 (including occasional evening and weekend work) Contract: Fixed term until 30th November 2019 To apply for this role please go to the Henshaws website   Children and Young People’s Enablement

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Papers for the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee meeting

15 November 2017
Source: Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee

Papers for the Vision UK Children & Young People with a Vision Impairment (CYPVI) Committee meeting attached below      

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Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
Attach 1 - Agenda For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
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Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 27 April 17 (updated 021117) - Copy
Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of V2020UK CYP Meeting 27 April 17 (updated 021117) - Copy
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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK CYPVI Cmte, 231117 - Copy
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Attach 4 - Safeguarding Children And Young People 2017 Review Consultation Document
Attach 4 - Safeguarding Children And Young People 2017 Review Consultation Document
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Attach 5 - CommentsProforma
Attach 5 - CommentsProforma
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Attach 6 - Sight Loss Statistics For CYP (2017 Version) (FINAL 27 July 17) (CLEAN)
Attach 6 - Sight Loss Statistics For CYP (2017 Version) (FINAL 27 July 17) (CLEAN)
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Attach 8 - Vision UK CYPVI Work Plan
Attach 8 - Vision UK CYPVI Work Plan
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FW  Sight Loss Statistics For CYP
FW Sight Loss Statistics For CYP
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Kingston University: Research children with visual impairments

25 October 2017
Source: Kingston University

Kingston University are looking for children with Visual Impairments aged 6-11 years old to take part in our research. If you are able to help or would like more information please contact: Raquel Rodriguez Raquel.rodriguez@kingston.ac.uk Flyer for the research attached below in PDF format:  

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Recruitment Flyer Kingston
Recruitment Flyer Kingston
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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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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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