Children, young people, families and education

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We want to ensure that children with vision impairment can live the life they want to lead.

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

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

Coronavirus: How we are helping parents of children and young people with vision impairment

The combined impact of social distancing and self-isolation as lockdown eases presents unique challenges to our community and we are doing all we can to help parents of children and young people with vision impairment (VI).

See how we're supporting families

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]. You can also connect through an Alexa-enabled device by saying “Alexa, call RNIB Helpline”.

We have information for education professionals regarding coronavirus and the delivery of education and specialist support.

From accessing education to financial help, we’ve got answers to frequently asked questions about children, young people and families on Sight Advice FAQ.

See our answers on Sight Advice FAQ

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'.