Children and Education

Changes to legislation for young people in England will affect around 25,000 young people and children with a visual impairment, they have to be the right changes.

The Government is reforming support for pupils with special educational needs. This will impact on children and young people with a visual impairment and their families 

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The Children and Families Act 2014 and the SEND Code of Practice set out a vision for changing the way that children and young people with special edicational needs and disabled children and their parents are supported. But we're worried that not everyone is ready for it.
We've developed resources which will provide information on making the SEND reforms work for children and young people with a vision impairment and their families. Alongside this we've also pulled together all the various bits of useful information around the web in one place.

Is your local authority ready?

From the 1 September, local authorities have to make a number of big changes to how they support children with special educational needs (SEN). But are they ready? And have they considered the needs of children with sight loss?

Write to your local authority