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Welcome to the VICTA Parent Portal

We know that navigating life with a visually impaired child can be difficult and confusing. Our aim for this Portal is to be a one stop information hub for all parents and carers raising a child who is blind or partially sighted.

VICTA Empowering Blind Children Young Adults

Part of VICTA

To find out more about the other services and programmes VICTA can offer children and young adults aged 0 to 29 years, please visit our website victa.org.uk

The VICTA Parent Network

To ‘meet’ other parents online, seek advice about specific issues, share personal experiences and assist with generating solutions, please join our Parent Network Facebook page.

EDUCATION

Source information, useful advice and tips about getting the most out of your child’s education, both at school and at home.

EYE CONDITIONS

Learning more about your child’s specific condition can help you know what to expect and prepare you better to cope with it.

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

Finding out about your entitlements and financial support opportunities can be difficult, please use this comprehensive guide to help.

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

There is a huge amount of assistive technology available for people living with sight loss to assist with everyday living.

EARLY YEARS

Our Early Years section contains all the essentials to guide you through the first few years of your child’s life.

LEISURE

Recreation is very important to your child’s life and finding something that they can access and enjoy shouldn’t be difficult.

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12 Jul: How to make a sensory garden box for a child who is visually impaired

By Charlotte Mellor With Spring in full swing and the sun beginning to peep from behind the clouds Easter is…

25 Jun: How my parents support me and my vision impairment- by Elin Williams

]   My name is Elin, I am a 19-year-old student and blogger from North Wales. I was diagnosed with…

01 Jun: Red Flags: Signs that your child is suffering from vision problems

August marked Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month (as well as it almost being time to go back to school!) and…

16 Oct: Where I think you can stick your pity!

By Charlotte Mellor Pity… Now this is a particularly important theme that runs through parents of children who are visually…