It can be overwhelming sending a child to school, into a new environment where they may be asked questions about their vitiligo and appearance. Over the last 18 months we have had parents ask us to create a presentation or information pack to help schools support children with vitiligo. With the help of a number of parents and teachers we created this pack for parents, carers and concerned relatives to download and share with their child’s school.
This initial pack is aimed at supporting young people up to the age of 12, and will be followed soon by a pack to help support teens.
What is included in the pack?
Our School Support Pack provides information and guidance to help schools give the best possible support to children living with vitiligo, including:
- Guidance for Teachers – helping teachers understand how to support a child with vitiligo
- ‘About Vitiligo’ Schools Presentation – helping explain to young people what vitiligo is
- Vitiligo Reading List – lots of stories and useful books for all ages
- An email Welcome Series, helping to signpost subscribers to articles, information and services aimed at supporting parents of children with vitiligo.
We want to say a huge thank you to all the parents, teachers and Sylvia Prince Designs for giving their time to support this project. We always welcome your feedback! Please get in contact to let us know if the pack is helpful, or if there are any other educational resources you need.