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Visual impairment support for young people

Support offered for children with special educational needs and disabilities

Support for children and students aged 0 to 19 years with diagnosed:

  • visual difficulties
  • defective visual fields
  • deteriorating vision
  • visual impairment with profound and complex needs
  • no useful vision

Support available

  • diagnosis
  • support at home, pre-school and school (and out of borough)
  • advice on equipment

How to refer a child

Referrals are accepted from health, education and social care professionals.

To refer a child you’ll need permission from the parents/ carer.

Support can only be given when a child is diagnosed with significantly reduced or deteriorating vision which cannot be corrected after surgery, or with the use of spectacles.

If you are a SENCO please complete a request for information

If you are another professional please complete this referral form

You can always contact us directly.

Service details

Referral required?
Age Range
0 - 19 years

Who to contact

Special educational needs specialist service (SENSS)
020 8583 2874
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