To promote the social and emotional well-being of children and young people.
SEBDA exists to promote the social and emotional well being of children and young people. This aim will be achieved by:
- Promoting understanding of their needs.
- Supporting those who work with them.
- Providing training and education to increase knowledge, understanding and skills.
- Engaging with policy-making agencies and service providers to inform and influence their decisions.
- Identifying and disseminating good practice.
- Facilitating and promoting multi-disciplinary co-operation.
SEBDA’s work is underpinned by a belief in the following principles and attitudes:
- Shared responsibility
- Shared understanding
- Capacity for change
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Early evaluation of the children and young people’s mental health trailblazer programme
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Attachment Research Community – Call to Action
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