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Guide to vitiligo for 7-11 year-olds

This guide helps you understand what vitiligo is. It will suggest some ways for you to answer questions about it. We hope it will also help you with any worries that you may have about having vitiligo.

Vitiligo means having white patches on your skin and sometimes your hair. Lots of people have it, you are not the only one! It does not hurt you. You cannot give vitiligo to anybody else.

 

Guide to vitiligo for 12-15 year-olds

This guide helps you understand what vitiligo is and what the causes may be. It will suggest some ways for you to deal with any difficulties you may have. We hope it will also help you with worries or concerns that you may have about having vitiligo.

 

Guide for parents and carers

This eBooklet aims to help you support your child with vitiligo. Of course, all children are individuals and they will not react in exactly the same way to having the condition. However, they are likely to have similar problems and face similar challenges as a result of having vitiligo.

You are not alone; other people are facing similar issues even if the visible difference is not exactly the same. Some common issues are discussed here to help you in supporting your child whatever stage of development they have reached.

 

Guide for schools about vitiligo

This eBooklet aims to help you explain what vitiligo is to your pupils and support any children in your school who have this condition. As education professionals you have a very important role in making sure that children with vitiligo are fully included in the school and are given any support that they need.

Of course, all children are individuals and they will not react in exactly the same way to having vitiligo. You will need to find out from the parents/carers about how the condition has affected their children.