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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

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.

Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat
Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat

The VICTA Parent Portal presents this virtual festival of presentations, demonstrations and workshops, all with a focus on mental health for both parents and children.

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Supporting siblings of disabled children – online workshop with SIBS

Join the VICTA Parent Portal and SIBS, the UK’s only charity that supports siblings of young people with disabilities for a parent focused online workshop to help you understand how to support your VI child’s siblings

Mental Health Week Online Parent Workshop

Understanding and Managing Your Child’s Anxiety

Thank you to everyone who joined our most recent online mental health themed workshop delivered by Children’s Mental Health Workshops, which focussed on the physiological and psychological impacts of anxiety. To stay up-to-date with new activities and workshops, sign up via the link below.

Boredom busters! Explore the VICTA Ideas Vault

VICTA’s online events have created a bumper list of activities for your children to try at home. Head to the Ideas Vault on the VICTA website to find craft activities, cooking, at-home experiments and more – we have challenges and ideas for children of all ages.


Our list will help you in your search to find the resources you need to teach your children at home.


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


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


Information on family, financial and local support, to assist you to get the help you need.


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


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


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

“I can honestly say that my daughter has changed my life completely, for the better.  She has made me look at the world in a different way and I am a far more positive person.”

“I can honestly say that my daughter has changed my life completely, for the better.  She has made me look at the world in a different way and I am a far more positive person.”

Latest stories…

27 Apr: Turn a Blind Eye Story- by Sam Roberts

About me Hi, I’m Sam. I’m 27 years old and I live in North Wales. On the 28th August 2020…

25 Mar: Finding a Sense of Belonging in a Sighted World- By Holly Tuke

When thinking about growing up with a vision impairment, finding a sense of belonging and everything that intertwines with that…

07 Feb: Some days I need you, more than you need me- An open letter to Sonny

In this final post in Children’s Mental Health Week I am going to explore a topic I have touched on…

04 Feb: Education and mental health, are schools doing enough?

This post has been created from a private conversation that I had with a good friend of mine who I…

03 Feb: How I express myself in the pursuit of better mental health- By Elin Williams

The 1st-7th February marks Children’s Mental Health Week 2021, and this year’s theme is ‘express yourself’. To honour this, I…

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