Referrals for children under five
Please download our document on when to be concerned about a child's speech and language development (PDF 102Kb) before making a referral.
Referrals for school-aged children
If you are concerned about your child’s speech and language, talk to the special educational needs coordinator (SENCo) at their school.
Schools should have access to a speech and language therapist who will support school staff in developing children's speech, language and communication development.
The relevant referral form must be accompanied by a speech and language therapy checklist for the school year that the child is in (you can download these below).
The checklist should be filled in by the child's teacher.
How to make a referral
This service has an open referral system. This means that anyone can refer, including parents.
Please download and fill in the referral form (Word 187Kb) and then email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you wish to post a hard copy of the form details of how to do this and where to send it to are included on the form.