The Longest Lockdown

Disabled Children's Partnership latest research exposes a huge gap in support for disabled children.
25 Feb 2021

Consensus Statement: Covid-19 vaccination for disabled children and young people and their families

​Paediatricians involved in many of the UK's tertiary disability services have produced a consensus statement in order to have a consistent response
22 Feb 2021

Covid-19 vaccination for disabled children and young people and their families

BACD welcomes the news that the JVCI has revised its recommendations on 30 December to include unpaid carers. A child’s carer becoming ill with Covid-19 is the biggest risk to the child. 

25 Jan 2021

ACCEA Awards 2021

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) is now accepting applications to the 2021 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition. It will close to applications at 5pm on Thursday 18 March 2021.

15 Dec 2020

Paul Polani Research Award 2021

The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and BACD, through the Paul Polani Fund, supports research and innovation in UK Paediatric Neurodisability. 

24 Nov 2020

BACD calls for the Government to protect children’s therapy services

Children’s therapists must be protected from redeployment to ensure disabled children and young people have access to the support they need
28 Oct 2020

Abstract Submission to BACD Annual Scientific Meeting 2021

BACD is calling for abstracts to its Annual Scientific Meeting. There are two categories to submit to:

29 Sep 2020

Childhood Neurological Conditions Priority Setting Partnership

The British Paediatric Neurology Association (BPNA) and James Lind Alliance have just launched a Priority Setting Partnership (PSP) survey to help define the Top 10 unanswered questions about the treatment of Childhood Neurological Conditions. For more information about the Priority Setting Partnership please visit the BPNA website which sets out the objectives and who is involved in the Steering Group.  

18 Sep 2020

EACD COVID-19 Surveys - initial report

In order to gain insight into the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children with disabilities, their families and service providers/professionals across Europe, the European Academy of Childhood Disability (EACD) performed an online survey among 1663 professionals working in the area of childhood-onset disability, and an online survey among 1790 families with one or more individual(s) with a childhood-onset disability in April–May 2020.

10 Sep 2020

Top 10 priorities for occupational therapy research in the UK

The top 10 priorities for occupational therapy research in the UK have now been identified:

31 Jul 2020

UK National Paediatric Autism Diagnositc Services Survey 2020

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust and Newcastle University are contacting professionals working in multi-disciplinary autism diagnostic assessment teams in paediatric or CAMHS/CYPS about diagnostic services and local pathways.

8 Jul 2020

Call on Government to put children at the heart of Covid recovery

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been widespread, affecting the lives of every baby, child and young person in the country. This generation of children face unprecedented threats to their childhoods. They deserve an unprecedented response. 

30 Jun 2020

BACD Castang Foundation Funding Award 2020

BACD and The Castang Foundation support UK research that includes children with neurodisability and their families, and are working together to invite research applications to improve the evidence around what treatments and interventions are effective, or not effective for children and families.

24 Jun 2020

Strategic Research Group vacancies

The BACD Strategic Research Group is seeking to recruit to the following vacancies: 

24 Jun 2020

Trainee and Mentor Achievement Awards

Do you have a wonderful trainee or mentor? Please share their achievements with us!

18 Jun 2020

Online neurodisability teaching

The online neurodisability teaching programme for trainees is now up and running on Wednesdays at 1-2pm.

18 Jun 2020

Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) 2020

The Advisory Committee on Clinical Excellence Awards (ACCEA) has suspended applications for the 2020 national Clinical Excellence Awards competition – there is now no need to complete an application or for employers to sign-off those already submitted. 

1 Apr 2020

BACD NEWS Spring 2020 (open access edition)

This is the first digital and open access mini-edition of BACD News, which is available to non-members, and features two articles from this childhood hearing impairment special edition.

25 Mar 2020

BACD launches Paediatric Disability Achievement Awards

Recognising the achievements of professionals working in paediatric disability in the UK, disabled young people and their families.
17 Dec 2019
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