Business Plan 2019 – 2022

Executive summary

SEBDA is a multi-disciplinary association. It serves the interests of children and young people experiencing difficulties in their social, emotional and mental health development by:

    • promoting understanding of their needs
    • supporting those who work with them
    • providing training and education
    • engaging with policy making agencies and service providers
    • disseminating good practice.

A new business plan for 2023 – 2026 is in preparation.


Members can access the full text of journal articles by going to Resources.

In the year 2020-2021 SEBDA planned:


    • To increase the understanding and skills of the staff working with children with SEMH by increasing:
      • Course/conference provision and uptake
      • EBD Journal sales
      • Membership
      • Interaction via social media
    • To be actively involved in local and national government initiatives and work with partners in order to influence policy in such a way that it will be of benefit to children and young people, especially those with SEMH and the adults who work with them.
    • To increase membership and course uptake and improved online presence.
    • To review and further develop our business and administrative strategies to increase the efficiency of the organisation.

In the year 2021-2022 SEBDA planned:


  • To explore the feasibility of hosting an international conference in 2021.
  • To further increase numbers accessing post graduate courses.
  • To continue to be actively involved in local and national government initiatives in order to influence policy so that it best meets the needs of children and young people with SEMH
  • To further increase the CPD offer of short courses.
  • To further increase membership and extend the benefits to members.
  • To increase sharing of good practice through publications and updated website.
  • To raise the profile of SEBDA through patronage and sponsorship.
  • To review the SEBDA Constitution.

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