We believe that, with the right support, blind and partially sighted children and young people have the same potential to participate, achieve and thrive in education and wider society as their fully sighted peers.

 

What we are doing

Service development support
We work with other charities to help families with blind or partially sighted children receive the specialist advice, guidance and services they need. Over the past 12 months we have helped more than 20 organisations set up new services or enhance their existing offer for children, young people and their families (CYPF).

CYPF Services Checklist
TPT has developed a CYPF Services Checklist to support local organisations as well as activity and eye condition specific groups which includes a range of topics including governance, safeguarding, fundraising, marketing, activities and differentiating provision.

Starting Point
To ensure parents and carers get the information they need to access post-diagnosis support, we have worked with our partners at Vision UK to produce the Starting Point leaflet. Download it here.

Sight Advice FAQ
The Sight Advice FAQ portal covers topics including pre-school child development, in-school support, reasonable adjustments, benefit entitlement and mobility. Access it here.

Campaigns, Research and Consultations
We are committed to amplifying the voice of blind and partially sighted children and young people by influencing policy and decision makers at national and local level.

Our Right to Study

Review of Disabled Students’ Allowance in relation to students with vision impairment

Student Loans Company, Disabled Students’ Allowance Assistive Technology Equipment and Training

OFSTED Education Inspection Framework

Education Select Committee: School and college funding inquiry

Education Select Committee: SEND inquiry

Post 14 transitions support

The Transition Experiences of Young People with Visual Impairments aged 17-21

Experiences of blind and partially sighted young people as they make the transition into higher education

Young people’s progress and views of independence aged 16-19: Post-14 transitions support

Babies, children and young people’s experience of healthcare – In development

Contact us

If you’d like a copy of the CYPF Checklist, more bespoke support to develop a CYPF service or to get involved with our campaigning please email us:  cypf@pocklington-trust.org.uk