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SLT & SEND support

The children’s SLT service works across Birmingham closely with partners in the Local Authority and across the wider children’s workforce from early years onwards to identify, assess and support children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and swallowing needs in line with the Children and Families Act 2014.   

Click here to access the local authority SEND web page.


The SLT service is committed to working closely with parents / carers as well as other partners, being open and honest and supporting the children and young people to have a voice.  

The videos and animations linked below were co-produced with stakeholders in Birmingham .They can also be found on:

Click here for The Education, Health & Care Plan in Birmingham Video 

Click here for Involving Parents & Young People in the Local Offer

Support for Parents and Carers

As a parent or carer of a child or young person with SEND in Birmingham, you can access workshops and webinars where you can meet other parents and gain information and support from a range of professionals on topics including:

  • Let’s get School Ready!
  • Supporting Speech Sounds
  • Understanding Anxiety
  • Developing Independence & Self-care Skills
  • Understanding Behaviours in Autistic Children

Visit the
local offer website or email the SEND therapy team for more information.

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Free online introduction to speech, language & communication
This ICAN course is tailored for the needs of setting staff working across all the different education phases to support children and young people with speech language and communication needs.
Four different pathways to choose from – early years, primary, secondary or further education.

Click here for course information.

CQC/Ofsted Inspection
Following the recent joint CQC / Ofsted local area inspection, the SLT service is working closely with Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group and local authority partners to improve access to speech and language therapy and collaborate to implement the whole-city SEND  improvements required. 
Click here to download the Birmingham Written Statement of Action.