Bercow Review Research


Lindsay, G., Desforges, M., Dockrell, J., Law, J., Peacey, N. & Beecham, J. (2008). Effective and Efficient Use of Resources in Services for Children and Young People with Speech, Language and Communication Needs. Warwick: DCSF.

Full Report available to download from Department for Education

Research Brief available to download from Department for Education

Reference: DCSF-RW053

Published: July 2008

Publication Type: Research

Audience: Children's health services, Department for Education, Local authorities and key statutory agencies, Primary Care Trusts, Researchers

This Research Report  sets out the results of John Bercow's 2008 report, which reviewed services for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and made recommendations to Government. It explores how planning and performance management arrangements and effective co-operation between government departments and responsible local agents can be used to promote early intervention and to improve services.


  • Communication Supporting Classrooms Project
  • Methodology
  • Findings from the six case studies
  • The feasibility of a cost-benefit analysis of investment in services for children and young people with SLCN

Note: the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF) has been replaced by the Department for Education (DFE)

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December 2012