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Action for Blind People - For Children and Young People with Sight Loss

We provide support, guidance, information and opportunities for children and young people with sight loss.

We also run an Actionnaires club for children living in the North London area, aged 5-16 with a range of activities and events. Contact us to find out more.

Contact details

Contact Name
Alan Whetherly
Contact Position
Children, Young People and Families Coordinator
Telephone
020 7391 2053
E-mail
alan.whetherly@actionforblindpeople.org.uk
Website
www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/ 

Address

Address
Royal National Institute For The Blind
105
Judd Street
London
Postcode
WC1H 9NE

Further details

Last checked date
12/07/2016
Record ID
40107

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adult Life 14-25
Children under 5
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
SEN Provision Type
Targeted
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

 It’s a national service, we offices located in Judd Street, Kings Cross, London.

Who does your service provide for?

Children, young people and families.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

If residing in the London borough of Camden they can contact Alan Whetherly CYPF Coordinator, London and South East. Email alan.whetherly@actionforblindpeople.org.uk or by phone 020 7391 2053.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

Children and young people should be registered as sight/severely sight impaired. Our age range covers 0-25.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

We run an Actionnaires club for children living in the North London area, aged 5-16. Young people are encouraged to have an input into the activities we deliver. We also run family activity days where parents are encourage to have an input into our service. We are just about to become a national service and will be introducing children, young people and family’s feedback and input into our service delivery.

Is your service fully accessible?

Our Actionnaires activities are designed so that they are accessible to both blind and visually impaired people. Information can be provided in accessible formats. We can also accommodate visually impaired children with additional needs into our activities.

What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

All staff undertakes visual awareness training and are DBS enhanced checked.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

Initially through local CYPF coordinator. There is a complaints procedure in our policies and practices.

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

Alan Whetherly Children, Young People and Families Coordinator for London and South East,  Email : alan.whetherly@actionforblindpeople.org.uk or phone 020 7391 2053

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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