Relevant policies and publications are listed below. Please use the categories to sort between themes. 

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Ask Listen Do

Making conversations count in health, social care and education

BACD Newsletter (2017)

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BACD Newsletter (2018)

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BACD Newsletter (2019)

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Botulinum Toxin A Upper Limb Rehabilitation Clinical Guidance

The UK and Ireland Upper Limb Rehabilitation Network has produced a consensus level guidance document to support the clinical reasoning and processes that accompany the administration of Botulinum Toxin Type A as an adjunct to evidence-based upper limb therapy in children and young people under 19 years of age. 

Child Development Centres

Neurodisability leads for UK child development teams

Community Services Data Set

Data about children in contact with Community Services is mandated for central flow to NHS Digital in England

Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology

DMCN is the official journal of the BACD

DMCN Podcasts

DMCN publishes a lively programme of podcasts, featuring interviews and discussions with authors, editors and reviewers

Early intervention for children with learning disabilities

The Challenging Behaviour Foundation has published a briefing paper and a data supplement which summarise the available data and evidence on early intervention for the 40,000 children in England with learning disabilities, whose behaviour is described as challenging. A group of academic experts worked together to develop this briefing paper and to reach a consensus on the implications.

Give it Back

There is a £434 million funding gap in children’s social care. This campaign asks the government to Give it Back.

Impact of Austerity Measures on Disabled Children

​In November 2014 BACD and BACCH surveyed members on the impact of austerity measures on families with disabled children.

Mac Keith Press Books & E-Books

BACD members receive a discount on all MKP products

NCEPOD Chronic Neurodisability: Each and Every Need

This report focuses on the quality provided to children and young people with chronic disabling conditions, focusing on cerebral palsies.

NICE Guidelines (published)

Clinical guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence

NIHR Transition Research Programme

The transition of young people with long-term conditions through health services from childhood to adulthood

Practical Symptom Management in Pandemic Flu

Capacity planning for the management of children with palliative care needs and those receiving end of life care in the event of an influenza pandemic

Quality Principles for Paediatric Disability Services

A guide for those involved in delivering, commissioning or receiving services for disabled children and young people

Secret Life of Us

This campaign brings to life the realities of the challenges disabled children, young people and their families face on a daily basis.

SEND Resources

Useful SEND resources for professionals working with children and young people with disabilities
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