The Curriculum Framework for Children and Young People with Vision Impairment (CFVI) was developed to support children and young people with vision impairment access an appropriate and equitable education.


We are pleased to announce the launch of our CFVI Parent and Carer Guide, which has been produced to help parents and carers understand and use the CFVI when talking to professionals about a child’s education.

The CFVI can be used to enable parents and carers to understand the pathways of support for their child and the services who may be involved in providing that support within a given nationwide context. This increased understanding of the key areas of learning for children and young people (CYP) with vision impairment along with the common language and shared vocabulary that the CFVI provides, should enable parents to feel more comfortable and confident when meeting professionals to discuss a child’s progress and participation in education and the wider world.

The guide is written by and for parents and carers and provides information about how to best use the CFVI to advocate for CYP with vision impairment, including first-hand experiences and example questions that can be adapted for use in meetings with the professionals who form a key part of a child’s education journey.


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Join our launch events to learn more about how the CFVI can support you!

RNIB will be hosting two online events to launch the new guide:

Parent/carer guide launch event: Wednesday 17 May 19.30-20.30

Parents and carers are invited to join a free, online event via MS Teams featuring parents and VI education professionals on hand to answer any questions. Find out how the guide can help you make practical use of the CFVI. There will be the opportunity to send in any questions for the panel ahead of the event.

To book a place on the launch event and submit any questions for consideration, please email with ‘CFVI Parent Guide’ in the subject line and we will contact you with further instructions (please check junk folders if you do not receive our reply).


Parent/carer guide professional event: Wednesday 24 May 16.00–17.00

Following the launch of the parent guide, RNIB are inviting professionals to attend an event that will explain the background to the Parent Guide as well as offer the opportunity to discuss some of the questions and topics that it covers. The focus of this session is supporting professionals to work effectively with families using the shared language and resources the CFVI offers.

For more information about the launch event for professionals, and to book your place, visit our ‘Training for professionals supporting learners with visual impairments’.


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