University of Edinburgh

Know Your Rights

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

Date: Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Venue: Aberdeen Science Centre
Time: 1.30 pm - 4 pm (opportunity to network from 4 pm - 5 pm)

NOTE - closing date for course is 11th May 2018


The aim of this half-day course is 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 will present information about current legislation.

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

Similarly, a member of staff from the RNIB Welfare Advice Team will speak about benefits for children with a visual impairment.

Aftewards there will be an opportunity to network with colleagues between 4 pm - 5 pm

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
Gillian Hallard, Welfare Advice Officer, RNIB