Research and policy
Policy: Better Communication
1 Dec 2008
This is the Government's £12m response to the 40 key recommendations of the Bercow Report, published in early 2008. It proposed setting up a Communication Council to provide Government with advice and support on how best to develop effective services for children, and the appointment of a Communication Champion to raise awareness of speech, language and communication issues. This Communication Champion has now been named as Jean Gross who started her role in January 2010. Up to 20 local area pathfinders will be established to develop good practice guidance, and there will be grants for research. And as a result, there will now be a national year of speech, language and communication in 2011–2012.
Download the action plan at www.dcsf.gov.uk/slcnaction/.