Campaigning with children and young people

Making childhood equal

We have been working hard to increase the support we can offer to children and young people with vision impairment, as well as their families.

Children and young people with vision impairment are being denied access to their childhood. Our latest research reveals that large numbers are not being referred for the vital habilitation support they may require.

We'll be regularly launching new petitions and reports so make sure you check back to help us and children with sight loss.


Back to School

We handed in the Back to School petition with 6616 signatures in to the Department for Education on 27th August 2020.

The petition is calling on the Government to ensure that children with sight loss have the support they need to be able to return to the classroom with confidence.

Thank you to everyone who's supported the campaign so far, we'll keep you updated on how the Government responds.

There’s absolutely no reason why Nell shouldn’t be able to go to school and have all the same experiences as her friends. We just need to develop strategies for different scenarios and make sure her teachers and friends understand them too.
Guide Dogs habilitation specialist, Branwen

Nell and Guide Dogs habilitation worker Branwen

We're here to support children, young people and their families, find out how we can help.

Osahia smiles with her support worker next to her whilst at gymnastics practice

Read our inspirational stories to discover how we have helped children and young people with sight loss.

If you are a parent or guardian of a child with sight loss, please complete our survey about returning to school