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.

History of CDDG and BACD

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.

BACD Constitution

Annual & Trustees' Reports





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