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Visual Impairment: Children

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 8598, tabled on 27 May 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Education to support blind children to overcome challenges at (a) home and (b) school.

Answered on

8 June 2021

We are working with the Department for Education and NHS England and NHS Improvement to improve the provision of services to disabled children, including those with sight loss at school and at home. Children with sensory impairments should be able to access specialist teaching where this is considered necessary to their progress.