The Visual Impairment Network for Children and Young People (VINCYP) was designated in April 2014. The Network aims to improve the care for children and young people with a visual impairment. VINCYP involves professionals working in health, education and social work, parents/carers of children and young people with a visual impairment and voluntary sector organisations.
We work towards implementing the VINCYP Standards, Quality Indicators and the Pathway of Care. We provide training and education opportunities, collect data and map services provided by health, education and social work for children with visual impairments. This will allow us to work towards tailoring and targeting interventions more effectively to benefit patients.
The Network provides and maintains a Central Referral Contact List which facilitates accurate, appropriate and timely referral to local services.
The Medical Information Documents from VIScotland on conditions including Achromatopsia, Rod-Cone Dystrophy, Hypermetropia, Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Cerebral Visual Impairment (CVI) are available on our website. The documents are intended to provide information to support children and families in understanding their condition, how best to manage it and know what treatments and support may be available.