Children and young people

We think education and learning opportunities should be high quality for all blind and partially sighted children, teenagers and adults. We campaign for more support, financial assistance and robust policies.

Survey of children, young people and parents

Tell us your experiences of education 
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Getting a good start in life is fundamental to helping you achieve what you want in life and to fulfil your potential. And part of this ‘good start’ is having access to a good education.
For many blind and partially sighted children and young people, getting access to education is not always easy. It often relies on parents and carers fighting for you to get the support you should receive or having to develop your own coping techniques when the support does not materialise. Others receive excellent academic support but struggle to develop independent living and mobility skills.
We want to hear from blind and partially sighted children and young people about your recent experiences in education – what support you did or didn’t receive, what helped and what hindered you. We also want to hear from parents about their children’s experiences.
The survey is anonymous but we will use the results to identify some of the key challenges blind and partially sighted young people face in their educational journeys, and to inform our forthcoming education campaign.

Take the survey