SEBDA : What SEBDA does : Campaigning


SEBDA campaigns for better services for children and young people experiencing SEMH difficulties and better support for those who work with them.

We use our links with the DFE, NASEN, the Council for Disabled Children, ARC, The Mulberry Bush, ENSEC and other organisations to influence and inform policy nationally and internationally.


SEBDA is currently working with a number of organisations including Nurture UK, Engage in their Future, nasen, the Council for Disabled Children, Place2Be, Oxford 1/80, The Mulberry Bush, ARC and Young Minds.

NCB David Colley represents SEBDA at the meetings of NCB of which SEBDA is a member. NCB is a charity whose mission is 'to improve children and young people's experiences and life chances, reducing the impact of inequalities'.   
Young Minds Joan Pritchard represents SEBDA on the Policy and Strategy Advisory Group (PSAG) of YoungMinds, a charity 'committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people'
Young Minds in School  The 'YoungMinds in School' project  aims 'to improve outcomes for children and young people with emotional and social difficulties by providing a comprehensive suite of online learning resources for educational professionals along with a range of training courses related to mental health and wellbeing in schools'. 
Council for Disabled Children As a representative of SEBDA’s National Council, Sue Vernoit attends meetings of CDC, the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector in England.
Nurture UK David Colley works closely with CEO  Kevin Kibble and training manager Helen Stollery on a range of related issue in order to develop a mutually supportive relationship between our two organisations.
The Communication Trust SEBDA is a member of the Communication Consortium, The Communication Trust's stakeholder group. The purpose of the group is to advise and support The Communication Trust's programme of work.


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