Benefits of BACD Membership

It is important that we have a representative membership who can tell us about what is happening locally, for the children, young people and families that we represent. Together we are stronger! Membership is open to all professionals from across the multi-disciplinary team working in childhood disability.

We currently have approximately 400 members and our community is growing. Join BACD to keep up to date with current practice, improve standards and influence the future of childhood disability care. 

BACD is an independent charity, representing the needs of childhood disability professionals and support you to provide the best quality of care for children, young people and their families. We are the only body to bring together the whole multi-disciplinary team in childhood disability. 

Our membership includes paediatricians and trainee doctors (from neurodisability, neurology, community child health, general paediatrics, and child and adolescent mental health), therapists (including speech and language, occupational therapy, physiotherapy), educational psychologists, and teachers. We do this because we know that care for disabled children and young people is best delivered by multidisciplinary professionals working as a team.

Show your commitment to childhood disability and your own career development

Keep up to date with sector news and best practice recommendations through our monthly e-news bulletins and quarterly newsletter

Grow your network online and offline with our conferences, workshops and meetings

Meet sector leaders and hear the latest best practice and research with discounted delegate fees to BACD events

Raise your profile by joining a BACD working group, stand for the Executive Committee, represent your region, present at a meeting or submitting a paper or abstract

"I came to a BACD meeting and found myself in a room full of like-minded people who are passionate about children and young people with disabilities"

Benefits of Membership

Discounts on BACD Conferences

Quarterly and monthly news

Network with fellow professionals

Publications produced by BACD

Discounts on Paediatric Disability Distance Learning Courses

Discounts on all Mac Keith publications, including DMCN journal

Membership Fees

Medical doctors

£50 per year

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Trainee Doctors

£45 per year

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Other professions

£35 per year

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Team memberships*

£140 per year

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*Team Memberships provide 8 delegates places at the reduced members' rate at the annual scientific meeting.

Payment is by Direct Debit and your renewal fee will be taken automatically on the anniversary of your join date unless you cancel your membership before that date. 

If you don't have a UK bank account or wish to cancel your membership please contact us.

BACD does not issue refunds on membership fees. 

Members wishing to cancel their membership are responsible for contacting BACD and cancelling their direct debit before the membership fee is taken.

British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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