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child

Definition: A person who is aged under 18.

Category: Uncategorised

Credit: Welsh Government

Source: Social Services & Well-being (Wales) bill


Service descriptions mentioning the term child

Benefits & tax credits service - (Contact a Family)Service

Provide information and advice on benefits to the families of disabled children.
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Children's Mobility and Habilitation Service - (Guide Dogs Cymru)Service

Guide Dogs Cymru support to children and their families as they tackle the challenges of sight loss from birth through transition to adulthood.
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Gwent Mobility specialist - (Gwent Visual Impairment Service (GVIS))Service

GVIS provides five local authorities with staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Ann Tansley.
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Bridgend Mobility specialist - (Bridgend CBC Education Department)Service

Bridgend CBC has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Helen Jenkins.
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Cardiff Mobility specialist - (Cardiff Council Education Department)Service

Cardiff Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Roberta Veryard.
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Carmarthenshire Mobility specialist - (Carmarthenshire Education Department)Service

Carmarthenshire Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Gareth Morgans.
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Conwy Mobility specialist - (Conwy Education Department)Service

Conwy Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Steve Boothby.
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Denbighshire Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Denbighshire Education Department)Service

Denbighshire Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Paul Montgomery.
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Denbighshire Mobility specialist - (Denbighshire Education Department)Service

Denbighshire Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Paul Montgomery.
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Mobility Specialist - (Flintshire CC Learning Inclusion Service)Service

Flintshire Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Anne Noden.
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Merthyr Tydfil Mobility specialist - (Merthyr Tydfil Education Department)Service

Merthyr Tydfil Council as a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Lisa Beattie.
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NPT Mobility specialist - (Neath Port Talbot Education Department)Service

NPT Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Martha Rees.
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RCT Mobility specialist - (Rhondda Cynon Taf Education Department)Service

RCT Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Sharon Phillips.
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Swansea Mobility Specialist - (Swansea Council Education Department)Service

Swansea Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Cherrie Neal.
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Vale of Glamorgan Mobility specialist - (Vale of Glamorgan Education Department)Service

Vale of Glamorgan Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Helen Davies
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Wrexham Mobility specialist - (Wrexham Education Department)Service

Wrexham Council has a member of staff qualified to provide mobility training to vi children in a school environment. The contact is Graham Edwards.
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ICAN support group - (International Children's Anopthalmia and Micropthalmia Network (ICAN) )Service

Provides a forum for parents of children with anopthalmia where issues can be discussed. Also has information about the treatment of the condition and medical research. Some activities (such as conferences) are US-based.
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LMBBS support - (Laurence-Moon-Bardet-Biedl Society (LMBBS))Service

LMBBS can help by putting you in touch with other families who are facing similar problems, by passing on advice which has helped others in the day to day management of thieir children, and by sending information which will help professionals in medical and educational fields to understand more about our special children.
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Family support workers - (The Eyeless Trust (merged with Royal Blind Society))Service

Family support workers spend time with each family according to their needs and ensure that they have all the services that they need in coming to terms with the emotional, financial and practical issues associated with having of a disabled child. Also help older children with independent living skills.
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Deafblind support - (Sense Cymru)Service

Specialist one-to-one support for deafblind people through both communicator guides and intervenors, and outreach support to children, families and deafblind adults in their own homes
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Support for parents of children with Rb - (Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT))Service

The Childhood Eye Cancer Trust (CHECT) is there to help you through the difficult period of diagnosis and treatment of your child and beyond, offering support throughout their teenage years and into adulthood.
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Contact a Family support groups in Wales - (Contact a Family)Service

Groups provide parents of disabled children with essential practical and emotional support. Workshops and other events are organised.
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Through Scarlett's Eyes - (VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action))Service

An on-line family support network for parents of visually impaired children, set up with funding from VICTA. A source of information and advice for parents, with the opportunity to network with others in a similar situation.
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Eyeless Trust grants - (The Eyeless Trust (merged with Royal Blind Society))Service

The Eyeless Trust offers modest grants for families and children with anophthalmia, microphthalmia or coloboma. These are arranged through The Family Support Worker, and each year a large number of families benefit for a wide range of needs. Grants can be used for practical help, recreational activities and holidays.
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Grants from VICTA - (VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action))Service

VICTA provide grants for children and young people for visual aid equipment and for vacation schemes.
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Grants from MACS - (Micro and Anopthalmic Children's Society (MACS) )Service

MACS gives grants to cover the cost of activities or equipment needed by children born without eyes, or with under-developed eyes. You must have been a member of MACS for at least 6 month to apply.
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Family Fund grants - (Family Fund)Service

Provide grants to the families of disabled children and young people who meet certain criteria. The grants can be used for essential items such as washing machines, fridge-freezers, family breaks, clothing and bedding as well as contributions to hospital visiting costs. They also help with tablets, laptops and sensory toys.
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Young Calibre - (Calibre Audio Library)Service

A subscription-free postal library for children and young people bringing you the fun of audio books. As well as books to read for pleasure, the library includes titles for education supporting the GCSE English and A level syllabus as well as the PSHE section of the National Curriculum.
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Nat Talking Newspapers & Magazines subscription - (National Talking Magazines & Newspapers Association)Service

Subscribers to the service get access to an extensive range of newspapers, TV listings magazines and other top-selling and specialist magazines to read on CD player, mobile phone or laptop. Some publications for children are also available.
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RNIB National Library Service - (RNIB)Service

RNIB National Library Service is the largest library in the UK for readers with sight loss. They offer a wide choice of fiction and non-fiction books in audio, braille and giant print for adults and children.
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Bag Books - multisensory books - (Bag Books)Service

Bag Books is the only organisation in the world publishing multi-sensory books specifically for people with learning disabilities. Each year we reach around 19,000 children and adults throughout the UK with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD), Severe Learning Disabilities (SLD) or severely affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
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Booktouch - (Bookstart)Service

Booktouch packs are available for children who are blind or partially sighted. Children are entitled to this pack in addition to the two standard Bookstart packs. You can collect your free Booktouch packs from your health visitor, local health clinic, early years setting or local library. Bookstart schemes also work closely with these professionals and sensory impairment teams to help make sure everyone receives the packs best suited to them.
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Clearvision childrens' library - (Clearvision)Service

ClearVision is a UK postal lending library of mainstream children's books with added braille. Our books all have braille (or Moon), print and pictures, making them suitable for visually-impaired and sighted children and adults to share. There are over 13,000 books in the collection, including tactile board books, simple stories for young children and stimulating books for newly fluent readers. We have fiction and non-fiction in uncontracted (grade 1) and contracted (grade 2) braille.
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Listening Books audio library - (Listening Books)Service

A postal and internet-based library service of fiction and non-fiction books for adults and children for people who have difficulty reading print.
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Seeing Ear on-line library - (Seeing Ear)Service

The Seeing Ear is a registered charity which provides an online library for visually impaired & print disabled people in the UK. This unique service is available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week and is completely free to its members. Teachers, parents & carers can join on behalf of somebody with a visual impairment/print disability. It hosts a fiction section for both children and adults, a non fiction section, and caters for schools.
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CustomEyes Books - (Guide Dogs)Service

Guide Dogs CustomEyes service produces large print books for children with vision impairment. These are tailor-made for each child or young person, but they are only charged the recommended retail price. The customised large print books open up a whole world of imagination and learning, by enabling visually impaired children and young people to read the same books as their sighted friends and classmates.
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Access2books - (Access2books)Service

This charity produces and publishes high quality early years’ books in dual format - giant print (75pt) & braille - with illustrations. The design enables braille or large print readers to read without obscuring the text or illustrations; and therefore gives children and adults the opportunity to read together, forming both educational and social relationships. Books can be purchased, & are also available for loan from some Welsh libraries.
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Anglesey/Gwynedd Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Isle of Anglesey/Gywynedd Special Educational Needs Service)Service

Anglesey/Gwynedd local authorities have teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Delyth Molyneux.
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Gwent Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Gwent Visual Impairment Service (GVIS))Service

GVIS provides teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children to five local authorities. The contact is Ann Tansley.
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Bridgend Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Bridgend CBC Education Department)Service

Bridgend CBC has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Helen Jenkins.
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Cardiff Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Cardiff Council Education Department)Service

Cardiff Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Roberta Veryard.
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Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Carmarthenshire Education Department)Service

Carmarthenshire Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Gareth Morgans.
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Ceredigion Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Ceredigion Education Department)Service

Ceredigion Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Howard Jones.
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Conwy Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Conwy Education Department)Service

Conwy Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Steve Boothby.
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Flintshire Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Flintshire CC Learning Inclusion Service)Service

Flintshire Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Anne Noden.
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Merthyr Tydfil Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Merthyr Tydfil Education Department)Service

Merthyr Tydfil Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Lisa Beattie.
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NPT Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Neath Port Talbot Education Department)Service

NPT Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Martha Rees.
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Pembrokeshire Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Pembrokeshire Education Service)Service

Pembrokeshire Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Gill Hill.
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Powys Qualified Teacher of the Visually Impaired (QTVI) - (Powys Education Department)Service

Powys Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Ann Thomas.
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RCT Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Rhondda Cynon Taf Education Department)Service

RCT Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Sharon Phillips.
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Swansea Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Swansea Council Education Department)Service

Swansea Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Cherrie Neal.
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Vale of Glamorgan Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Vale of Glamorgan Education Department)Service

Vale of Glamorgan Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Helen Davies.
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Wrexham Qualified teacher of the visually impaired (QTVI) - (Wrexham Education Department)Service

Wrexham Council has teachers who are qualified to teach visually impaired children. The contact is Graham Edwards.
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VICTA events and activities - (VICTA (Visually Impaired Children Taking Action))Service

VICTA organise a wide range of activities and week-ends for vi children and their families. Although most activities are in England so likely to be impractical for people from Wales, the longer breaks are worth considering.
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LOOK holiday flat - (LOOK - National Federation of Families with Visually Impaired Children)Service

LOOK owns a holiday flat in Scarborough on the Yorkshire coast. The flat is accessible with two bedrooms, one double (with space for a cot), and one with bunk beds plus an extra single bed. The LOOK flat provides an opportunity for every family with a visually impaired child to enjoy a seaside break and can be booked for both long and short breaks at very reasonable rates.
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UCAN performance - (UCAN Productions)Service

UCAN gives visually impaired children and young people and their friends the opportunity to develop physical and vocal confidence, raise aspirations and promote individual abilities through performance. The organisation is based in Cardiff but works across the UK.
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Children's Club - (Sight Cymru)Service

This is an activity club for children who have a vision impairment and their siblings, aged four to sixteen years. The club meets every fortnight on a Saturday to try out new activities, have fun and create friendships. Members of the club take part in a range of activities, including a Chocolate Making Workshop, Swimming, Arts and Crafts, Dry Slope Ski-ing and lots of other activities. Parents are able to network, get information and advice whilst the children enjoy themselves.
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MACS family helpline - (Micro and Anopthalmic Children's Society (MACS) )Service

Telephone helpline offering advice and support to parents of children born without eyes or with under-developed eyes.
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Contact a Family helpline - (Contact a Family)Service

For information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child, ring Contact a Family's national freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555, Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm. Can help with issues such as info on your child's medical condition, sources of grants, benefits and special educational needs.
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Snap Cymru Helpline - (SNAP Cymru)Service

A helpline offering advice on issues related to education and special educational needs for children in Wales, including the statementing process.
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Starting Point - (Guide Dogs)Service

An on-line resource written by five expert organisations to give parents the information, support and guidance they need at the time of their child's sight loss diagnosis. While it is not a substitute for information and advice from a medial professional, Starting Point is a gateway to invaluable information and support.
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Children, Families and Young People Service - (RNIB Cymru)Service

Advice and support on education and social activities for blind and partially-sighted children and their families.
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