Warrington Borough Council - Sensory Support Service - Visual Impairment

The VI team within the Sensory Support Service supports children and young people with a visual impairment age 0 to 19,  upto 25 if the students have more complex needs, and their families.  The team also provides specialist support in schools and advice to school staff.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Teresa Dumencic
01925 442917

Where to go

Sensory Support Service (Visual Impairment)
Warrington Borough Council
New Town House
Buttermarket Street

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The Visual Impairment Team in the Sensory Support Service team supports children and young people who have a visual impairment. The team also provides support to parents / carers and the schools/settings. The type and level of support depends on the severity of the child’s visual impairment and includes:

- practical, and emotional, support to families on how to help their child learn and develop

- specialist assessments of need

- direct teaching in schools and settings

- advice to staff in schools and settings

- training for staff in schools and settings

- mobility training for children and young people

- modification of materials and resources for schools

- a parent/toddler group, See Urchins, for pre school children with a visual impairment and their parents/carers. Sessions are also available for the See Urchins group in the hydro pool at the special school.

 The team may become involved with a child from birth and they may remain involved with a child/ young person until they are 19 (25 for young people with complex needs). The amount and type of support depends on the severity of the child’s impairment.

Contact Name
Teresa Dumencic
Contact Telephone
01925 442917
Contact Email
Local Offer Age Bands
11-16 - Secondary
Preparation for adulthood
0-5 - Early years
5-11 - Primary
SEN Provision Type