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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

Saturday 20 March 2021

The VICTA Parent Portal invites you to the Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat, bringing you a festival of presentations, demonstrations and workshops, all with a focus on mental health for both parents and children alike.

Virtual Parent wellbeing retreat

The VICTA Science Fair is now live!

Head over to the VICTA website to start exploring and discover how you can take part.

VICTA Science Fair

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

Saturday 20 March 2021

The VICTA Parent Portal invites you to the Virtual Parent Wellbeing Retreat, bringing you a festival of presentations, demonstrations and workshops, all with a focus on mental health for both parents and children alike.

Now live! Click here to visit the Wellbeing Retreat >

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.

COVID-19 LOCKDOWN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES

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…

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…

02 Feb: Pandemic Positivity- Connecting with others through creativity. An interview with Samantha Gough

Hi Sam, firstly thank you for agreeing to take part in the interview and sharing with us some insights into…

19 Jan: Exceeding Expectations- By Holly Tuke

Exceeding expectations and achieving your goals in the ‘new normal’ January is the month where many of us think about…

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