Are all things equal for every child with sight loss?

In a word, no. Today’s system is unequal. 

Too often, a child with a vision impairment won’t have the same chances and opportunities as their sighted friends. We don’t believe this is fair and we want to make sure that all children get the same life chances. 

That’s why we’re campaigning for an equal chance for the 34,000 young people with a vision impairment in England.

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Will you sign our open letter to make #AllThingsEqual?

To Nadhim Zahawi, Secretary of State for Education, Sajid Javid, Secretary of State for Health and Michael Gove, the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities 

A recent report from Guide Dogs has found that too often, a child with a vision impairment doesn't  have the same chances and opportunities as their sighted friends. 

Transforming services and support for these children will take collaboration, that’s why I’m asking you to work together and make All Things Equal for every child with vision impairment in England. 

I support Guide Dogs in asking you to take urgent action to: 

Agree a universal pathway for children and young people with a vision impairment in England 

Increase funding and clarify government guidance so everyone can get the right support at the right time, and nobody is left to fall behind.  

Ensure that children with sight loss – and other low incidence, high needs conditions – are not forgotten by devising national and local plans on how to meet their needs and help them fulfil their potential.  

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