Children, young people and education

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Our information, products and services support blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families and professionals across the UK.

This includes children and young people with additional disabilities and complex needs. Find out more about children and young people with visual impairment.

Covid-19: How we are helping parents of children and young people with vision impairment

The combined impact of school closures, social distancing and self-isolation presents unique challenges to our community and RNIB is doing all it can to help the parents of children and young people with vision impairment.

Our Children, Young People and Families (CYPF) team in our Sight Loss Advice Service are available to support with advice and information, so please call them on 0303 123 9999 or email [email protected].

We are working as quickly as possible to put together guidance, resources and ideas about supporting your child in response to the crisis. Please check our Covid-19 page for updates for the time being. 

Topics we will cover include:

  • home-based learning and access for children using large print and braille
  • support with technology
  • information about activities and wellbeing
  • how schools and sensory support services are able to provide ongoing support.

We would also like to hear from parents if they have any specific issues of concern and, in order to provide the most useful advice and support, we ask them to tell us which areas they would like us to focus on.

If you have any questions or queries for our CYPF team, please post on our Parents and Carers Facebook page or email the team at [email protected] using the subject “How RNIB can help”.