We support blind and partially sighted children and young people from birth to 25 years, their families and carers, and the professionals who support them.
Please note, the way sight loss is registered in Scotland is changing. As of 1 April 2018, the Scottish Government introduced the new Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) Scotland form. This replaces the BP1 form. However, the CVI form does not include children and young people under the age of 16 years. Instead, arrangements for supporting them will follow the Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young People (VINCYP) Pathway (a clear pathway to access specialist assessments and support).
How we can help
Our services in Scotland include:
Information and advice to parents and carers, supporting them with regards to education, health and social work.
Trying out technology - our Technology Education Loan Library (TELL) initiative offers a range of aids and equipments to help blind and partially sighted school pupils in Scotland. Schools can borrow these free of charge for up to six weeks (longer loans may be available on request).
Get in touch
You can contact our RNIB Scotland's Children, Young People and Families team at: [email protected] or by calling our helpline on 0303 123 9999.
Children and young people with learning disabilities, complex needs and sight conditions: