History of BACD
Formed as the Child Development Disability Group (CDDG) in 1993, the group became the British Academy of Childhood Disability in 2004 when paediatric neurodisability became a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
BACD became a registered charitable incorporated organisation (CIO) on 9 April 2018. Its main charitable objective is the preservation and protection of good health of children with disability for the public benefit by:
- encouraging and supporting research for the public benefit, publishing and disseminating the useful results thereof, in child development and disability
- working to improve health services for children with disability and their families
- providing a forum for all professional disciplines, agencies and professional bodies involved in childhood disability
- providing technical advice to national government and local authorities and representing child health on committees
- considering matters relating to child development and disability and providing training and teaching for those involved with children with disability.