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COVID-19 resources for children and young people with Visual Impairment

Local Support

The Advisory Teachers for Vision Impairment are not currently visiting families at home or schools and will be using new ways of working in the current exceptional circumstances.

Where sufficient information is not available about your child and their needs, other methods are being used to gather this. Either by phone or by a virtual meeting and using adapted reporting templates to communicate more concisely whilst still containing the essential information about your child or young person’s needs, provision, and outcomes. 

This also may include establishing virtual advisory panels by a secure virtual meeting platform to assist with decision-making.

The team can be contacted if parents or pupils have any questions or concerns, and are able to give ideas for useful activities and send resources if requested.

Please email enquiries.senss@hounslow.gov.uk and your mail will be sent to the relevant member of staff.

The team have made a list of useful resources which can be found in the downloads section.

National Support

The Royal Society for blind children have a wide range of activities for April - to do and stay connected.

RSBC are happy to share with you our full programme for the whole of April! We have put in place a range of virtual activities to keep all of our beneficiaries aged 8 – 25 active, engaged and connected.

Please see attached document and link for our full April Programme!

All the young people taking part need to do is download the Zoom app, either on a laptop or phone, click the link

(which will be sent to those young people who have confirmed attendance) enter their name which will appear on screen – it’s THAT easy no need to sign up!

 Please let us know if you would have any young people that you think would benefit from joining one of these sessions. For security, all sessions are password protected and moderated and safeguarded by RSBC staff, so are a fun, safe place for VI young people to connect.

 If a young person and their family would like to join these virtual sessions, and are known to RSBC, then please email lauren.watson@rsbc.org.uk to register interest.

 If the family and young person are not known to RSBC, they will need to fill in the simple, attached form to sign up, send this to Farhana.begum@rsbc.org.uk and then we can get them connected straight away!

 Once we have received confirmation of their attendance, information to connect to the session will be sent.

Please note - we will only send the relevant information to join a meeting once the young person or family has confirmed their attendance.

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