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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 victa.org.uk

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.

Don't miss
CVI Session

Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) session

VICTA would like to invite you to attend an information session on Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) to be held via Zoom and led by Janet Harwood. Janet is running two sessions, one aimed at parents whose children have profound or multiple learning difficulties and one aimed at parents whose children are in main stream school with no apparent other difficulties but are struggling to learn.

Sorry, this activity is now closed for applications.

UCAN self advocacy and confidence workshop

Parents are invited to join the VICTA Parent Portal and UCAN for an online workshop to help you instil confidence in your child. Self-advocacy skills are imperative for young people, this course will focus on how you as a parent can develop tools to help your child to master this.

Sorry, this activity is now closed for applications.

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.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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

EDUCATION

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

EYE CONDITIONS

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

 SUPPORT

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

ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY

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

EARLY YEARS

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

LEISURE

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.”

Stories
Latest stories…

01 Sep: The summer break- thrive or survive?

As the summer holidays draws to an end, I hope like myself you have been able to make many magical…

25 Aug: Cameron’s Smile. A journey from trauma to love- By Carla Golledge

This article submitted by parent and Cameron’s Smile founder is all about her new recently published book ‘Cameron’s Smile- raising…

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…

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