BACD is a membership organisation open to all professionals working in the field of childhood disability. This includes paediatricians, mental health professionals, specialist nurses, allied health professionals, and professionals working in the education and social care sectors. 

BACD operates as an affiliate group of the British Association of Community Child Health, a specialty group of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, and as the UK branch of the European Academy of Childhood Disability.

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Our aims

Network

Mutual support for all those working in district and tertiary level services for children with neurodevelopmental disability

Communication

Promote communication between Child Development Teams

Meet ups

Organise regular national multidisciplinary meetings on child development and disability

Standards

Promote the development of quality standards for good practice in child development and disability

Debate

Encourage debate and promote research into the many outstanding questions in childhood disability

Collaboration

Work closely with voluntary organisations and others to advocate for children with disabilities and their families


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Executive Committee

The trustees and officers of the BACD oversee the management of the charity

Regional Representatives

Regional representatives play a crucial role in supporting the work of BACD at regional level

Organisation Representatives

Providing input from professionals across the multi-disciplinary team, disabled children charities, and family organisations
British Academy of Childhood Disability is registered in England and Wales under charity number 1177868
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