Support for children and young people who have special educational needs or who are disabled can make a huge difference to their lives and those of their families.
However, the Government is planning to make changes to this vital support and I am very worried about the impact these changes will have on children with a visual impairment, who rely on the support of local services.
The Children and Families Bill, which will make the changes, proposes to integrate education, health and care provision which sounds sensible but I don’t feel enough thought has been given to the long-term effect of these plans and we need some guarantees as to the quality and availability of services and support there will be locally.
The Bill will be published in January and I want to let readers know that they can take action to help make sure that the right support is provided to those who need it. Get involved and voice your concerns by contacting the RNIB campaign hotline on 020 7391 2123
Candice Michelle Flynn