Placing a spotlight on support for speech, language and communication needs

Bercow, Ten years on

Bercow: Ten Years On is a national, independent review of the state of provision for children and young people’s speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in England being led by I CAN and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapist.

About the author

Bob Reitemeier became Chief Executive of I CAN in January 2016 and has over 30 years’ experience in the voluntary sector in England and internationally. Previously, he was Chief Executive of Essex Community Foundation and Chief Executive of The Children’s Society. Bob started his career as a secondary school teacher in Zaïre, followed by posts as Country Director for Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA) in Chad and Country Director for ActionAid in Bangladesh. 

Bob has served on several national Boards supporting children and young people, including The Youth Justice Board, Social Work Task Force, Children’s Workforce Development Council and as Chairman of Children England. He received a CBE for services to children in 2012.