University of Edinburgh

Know Your Rights: Update on current legislation and benefits for children and young people with sensory impairments

Date: Wednesday, 29th November 2017
Venue: SSC, Edinburgh
Time: 10 am - 1 pm
Course fee: FREE

NOTE - closing date for course is 22nd November 2017


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.

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, Information and Development Officer, Enquire Additional Support for Learning Service, Heather Young, Children & Families Support Manager, NDCS Scotland, Representatives from the RNIB Welfare Advice Team (tbc)