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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. 

In the year 2019-2020 SEBDA plans:

  • 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 secure financial viability through increased 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 following 2 years SEBDA plans to: 

  • 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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