University of Edinburgh

Know Your Rights

Update on current legislation and benefits for children and young people with sensory impairments

Presented on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018 at Aberdeen Science Centre


A half-day course to provide up to date information on current legislation on the rights of the child and young person with sensory impairments (deaf/visually impaired). Catriona Thomson from Enquire presented information about current legislation.

For those working with deaf children and young people, The National Deaf Children's Society (NDCS) discussed benefits families can access and ways they can be supported.

Steve Howson from the RNIB Welfare Advice Team spoke about benefits for children with a visual impairment.

Afterwards there was an opportunity to network with colleagues at the end of the course.

Participants said:

"Feel more confident in advising parents of their rights in education/benefits."

"Very good handouts. Good slides to refer back to."

Target Audience

Teachers of the deaf, teachers of visual impairment, mainstream teachers, support staff, educational psychologists, habilitation and rehabilitation workers, parents and carers.


Catriona Thomson, Senior Development Officer, Enquire
Debbie Taylor, Children & Families Support Officer, NDCS Scotland
Steve Howson, Welfare Advice Officer, RNIB