Supporting the lost generation

On Tuesday 20 March 2018, I CAN and The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists will launch Bercow: Ten Years On, an uncompromising review of support for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in England.

This report will lay bare the current picture of services for young people with SLCN and make informed recommendations of what must be done to improve the situation at a local and national level.

The review asked people about the reality of services to support children and young people with SLCN.  

Join the campaign

Once the report is published on 20 March 2018 we will need as many people to join us in sharing its findings. We will be making as much noise as we can, being the voice for children with SLCN.

Take a second to sign up to our Thunderclap and join the hundreds of voices and campaigners on 20 March to get #Bercow10 trending.

If you’d like to keep up to date with the report findings, and help us in bringing about the change needed for children with SLCN, join our mailing list and we’ll be in touch to let you know you can get involved.

You can also follow the hashtag #Bercow10 as well as our pages on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram to keep up with the latest developments.

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The report will cover the importance of communication, the significance of early identification and intervention, and provide recommendations for equitable provision of support for children and young people with SLCN.

It follows an 18-month-long review, led by a panel of leading figures from across the fields of education, health, the voluntary sector, parenting, special education needs, children’s services, academics and business, and chaired by Jean Gross CBE, the former Communication Champion for Children.

The report will provide the first all-encompassing update to the original 2008 Bercow Report: A Review of Services for Children and Young People (0-19) with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. by House of Commons Speaker, the Rt Hon John Bercow MP.

Get in touch!

For further information please contact Matt Geer, Press Officer on 020 7843 2539 or 07824 446 989 (out of office requests) or email 

If unavailable, please contact Josephine Olley, PR Manager at RCSLT on 020 7378 3013 or email