What are my child’s rights? 15 April 18:15 – 19:15


Council for Disabled Children logoWe are inviting  both professionals who work with children and young people with vision impairment and their families to discuss the rights vision impaired children have within school.



This webinar will be hosted by Donna Stephenson, Families Co-ordinator at Thomas Pocklington Trust and Tom Quilter from the Council for Disabled Children, it will cover:

  • the SEND code of practice.
  • the responsibilities of the local authority to ensure a child or young person has access to the right education.
  • what support SENDIASS can provide.


You will hear more about the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS), a free service for children and young people with disabilities and their parents in England.  SENDIASS teams can provide information about education, health and social care for children and young people.

You will also be able to ask your questions to Tom and Donna.

If you are interested in what support is available in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, please get in touch with us.

Please note that we cannot provide in depth advice on individual cases, please email cypf@pocklington-trust.org.uk if you require more personalised responses.


Book your place today

Registration closes at 4pm on 15th April.

If you have a question you would specifically like to ask in the session, please email cypf@pocklington-trust.org.uk


About Tom Quilter

Tom has extensive experience in working with children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities. Since leaving university, he has completed an MSc in Social Research and worked within local authorities, social enterprises and the charity sector in service delivery, strategic management and campaigning and influencing roles.


About Donna Stephenson

Donna has worked in the health sector for many years. Prior to her current role as a family support officer, she was a personal assistant for three years supporting people who have a visually impairment.

In her spare time, she runs a support page for family members who have a loved one that is visually impaired. She is very passionate about this as her husband has sight loss.



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