The British Academy of Childhood Disability (BACD) is an organisation for professionals working in the field of childhood disability.
The group 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.We encourage membership from all disciplines working in the field of childhood disability.The aims of the BACD are:
- to be a means of networking and mutual support for all those working in district and tertiary level services for children with neurodevelopmental disability
- to promote communication between Child Development Teams
- to organise regular national multidisciplinary meetings on child development and disability
- to promote the development of quality standards, guidelines for good practice and audit in the field of child development and disability
- to encourage debate and promote research into the many outstanding questions in childhood disability
- to work closely with voluntary organisations and others to advocate for children with disabilities and their families
The BACD committee has representation from the disciplines of Paediatrics, Psychiatry, Speech and language therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational therapy, Psychology, Nursing and Education.
BACD is a registered charity in England & Wales: number 1177868