In 2018 it will be ten years since the Government published The Bercow Report: A Review of Services for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. To mark this significant anniversary, the charity ICAN, working with the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, are undertaking an independent review of the state of services for children’s SLCN, entitled Bercow – Ten Years On.
The review will form the basis for a detailed report, due to be published in 2018, describing the current landscape for children and young people with SLCN and making recommendations for future action to make sure their needs are a high priority for the new Government.
Linda Lascelles, Afasic’s CEO, is on the review’s advisory panel. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to get involved. There will be a consultation phase during late 2016 or early 2017 when people will be invited to send in their comments either online or in other ways. You can also get regular updates about the review by signing up to ICAN’s e-newsletters.
Over the last 20 – 30 years there have been a number of reviews into services for children with SLCN, all of which promised improvements, but which ultimately failed to deliver. Don’t let this one go the same way. If we all work together we can achieve change.
Bercow Review (1,019.7 KiB, 16,238 hits)
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