Vision UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration in eye health and sight loss, is proud to host the All-Wales Integrated Pathway for Children and Young People (0 to 25 years) with Vision Impairment, and their Families. The pathway, created in collaboration with the Children’s Vision Service Advisory Group for Wales, provides an agreed provision pathway from the point of diagnosis of a visual impairment to adulthood.
Building on the work of the Vision UK Children and Young People’s Committee, this pathway has been through an extensive consultation process with stakeholders in Wales and has been acknowledged in Wales as the key pathway integrating other pathway documents relating to the provision of services for children and young people with visual impairment.
The pathway is underpinned by two basic principles: timely support and emotional support for children, young people and their families. It is recommended that this pathway is used in Wales as a central ‘spine’ from which other pathways for areas of supporting activity may be developed.