Young Vision Alliance publishes report on support cuts
Author: Zoe Wickens
Government cuts that could affect visually impaired children have been highlighted in a report by The Young Vision Alliance.
The report has shown that one in three local authorities have recently made cuts to reduce the support available for visually impaired children and half of the children surveyed said they have felt left out of school trips or extracurricular activities.
Made up of parents, young people with vision impairment and supporting organisations, The Young Vision Alliance aims to make sure that all children receive an equal standard of education regardless of their sight.
Tara Chattaway, Young Vision Alliance’s policy spokesperson, said: ‘It is not acceptable that they and their families are having to fight to get access to a decent education, something that should be available to all. We are calling on the government to take urgent action now, so that these children can have the best possible opportunity to learn and achieve their ambitions.’