Home

Bercow: Ten Years On


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.

Recommendations

Bercow: Ten Years On makes strong recommendations to Government and system leaders about what must change to improve the situation with a focus on solutions, and presents examples of effective practice.


Download recommendations


Calls to action

Bold calls to action for everyone involved with children and young people with SLCN provide practical ways to make change happen.

 


Download Calls to Action



Things can be different. It’s time for change.

Download the report

Join the conversation



Sign the petition


We are calling on the Government to implement its recommendations and MPs to support the review’s findings.