SEBDA is continually evolving to meet the needs of its members and the children and young people with whom they work, against a back drop of constantly changing educational and social policies and initiatives. However it remains true to its core values and these have their routes in the history of the association.
To find out more read The History of the Association (2004) by Marion Bennathan, Allan Rimmer and Ted Cole.
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Early evaluation of the children and young people’s mental health trailblazer programme
This animation summarises the key findings. Starting in 2019, The Children and Young People’s Mental Health Trailblazer programme created mental health support teams to work in schools and further education colleges in 25 areas of the UK. These teams were designed to...
Attachment Research Community – Call to Action
SEBDA is a signatory to the ARC’s (Attachment Research Community) campaign to raise awareness of Attachment and Trauma needs within schools across England. The Call To Action is for a system wide redevelopment of policies and processes , academic support and training...
SEND and alternative provision improvement plan: right support, right place, right time
In March 2023 the Government published an Improvement Plan setting out their proposals to create a sustainable SEND and alternative provision system that is easier for families to navigate and will improve outcomes and experiences for all children and young people...