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Bercow: Ten Years On

Bercow 10 years on

Reviewing support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs: your views are needed

Bercow: Ten Years On is a review of support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in England being conducted by I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

As part of this project, I CAN and the RCSLT have launched an inquiry. The Bercow: Ten Years On project team are inviting individuals and organisations to contribute. There are two ways to take part:

  • Submit written evidence sharing experiences of the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families and the impact of this on outcomes for children and young people.
  • Complete a short online survey into the support children with SLCN are getting, and the scale of the issue.

The review has launched the first phase of evidence gathering, seeking evidence on the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families, and the impact of this on outcomes.

This phase of evidence gathering will run between 16th January and 16th March 2017. This first phase is aimed mainly at people who work with children with SLCN, or who have responsibility for providing services. However a wide range of stakeholders are invited to engage with their call for written evidence, this includes:  

  • Practitioners: individuals who work with children and young people in a range of settings, such as advisory teachers and teaching assistants, early years practitioners, youth offending teams and speech and language therapists.
  • Parents, carers and children and young people
  • Service managers, commissioners, decision-makers and employers who have an interest in children’s speech, language and communication skills.
  • Experts such as academics and charitable organisations who have specialist expertise regarding SLCN and wider support.

You can contribute in two ways: complete a short 10 minute online survey about the support children with SLCN are getting and the scale of the issue, and submit written information sharing your experiences of the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families through the more detailed inquiry. Watch out for phase two when they will be seeking the views of parents, carers and young people.

For more information e mail Bercow10@ican.org.uk or visit the Bercow: Ten Years On website.

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