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Speech Language and Communication engagement

We know that some of the current services don’t fully meet the needs of our children and young people, so we’re working with lots of people who spend time with and support children, to understand what’s working well and what needs to be improved.

It’s important that no child is left out or left behind because of any difficulties with speaking, understanding or communicating. Everyone involved with children, from family members to professionals can help unlock potential, improve skills, and empower children and young people to communicate better and give them a voice. 

Support is available from a very early age through to being an adult, from different places and people such as the family, nurseries and pre-schools, clubs and primary schools, secondary schools, hospital teams and many more.  It’s important that we get the variety of support available from different people and professionals right. 

Strategic Speech, Language and Communication Need Group

To help us understand how things are now and where we can make improvements, we’ve set up a Strategic Speech, Language and Communication Need Group where many organisations are coming together to discuss these services.

We’ve also set up a number of working groups looking at certain services, for example, services for children that are looked after, early years services (0-5 years), school age children (5-18 years) and children with a hearing and vision impairment. These groups will make recommendations for improvements.

We want to have a shared vision amongst families and people supporting children of what good services look like, so we can use that to improve day to day opportunities and life chances for children and young people in North East Lincolnshire.

The Strategic Group meet every two months so we’re aiming to update you with the progress of this work after each meeting.

What you told us in March and April, 2021

We ran a survey in April 2021 and below is a link to what you told us then. You told us about some good experiences but also things you found difficult. These views will be shared with the strategic group and working groups so they can use them to improve services.

Speech, language and communication services in North East Lincolnshire survey, March and April 2021 (Word, 57 KB)

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