Bercow: Ten Years On

Source: I CAN and the Royal Collage of Speech and Language Therapists

04 September 2019

Get to grips with the independent review into the provision of children's speech, language and communication needs. The report will be the focus of the Friday and Saturday Keynote Panel Debates!

Bercow: Ten Years On is a report on the state of provision for children’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in England. The report has been published by I CAN , the children’s communication charity, and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

Through extensive evidence gathering, I CAN and the RCSLT collected the views of children and young people, parents and carers, speech and language therapists, education professionals, commissioners and many others about the reality of support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in 2018.

The report shows poor understanding of and insufficient resourcing for speech, language and communication needs. This means too many children and young people receive inadequate, ineffective and inequitable support, potentially impacting on their educational outcomes, their employability and their mental health.

Read the full report and download recommendations here.

Hear policy influencers and SEND visionaries discuss the impact of the Bercow Review so far and the reality for practitioners working with children and your people with SLCN. Don't miss the Friday and Saturday Keynote Panel Debates, featuring I CAN, NAHT, NAPLIC, DfE, Ofsted and more!