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


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


Promote communication between Child Development Teams

Meet ups

Organise regular national multidisciplinary meetings on child development and disability


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


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


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

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