Speak to your Health Visitor or GP
If your child is under 5, your first step might be to make an appointment with the Health Visitor at your local family centre. They can talk to you about your concerns, offer advice, and signpost you to further support if appropriate.
For older children and young people, you could consider talking to your school nurse, or discussing your concerns with your GP.
The CYP Therapies Advice Line
The Children & Young People's Therapy Service has a dedicated telephone number which parents, carers and professionals can call to speak to a speech and language therapist about a new referral or a child’s development. The advice line number is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Leave a message on the Advice Line - 01923 470680 then select option 3, option 1 - and a therapist will contact you. Calls are responded to by a therapist on weekdays.
The SLCA Advice Line
The Speech, Language, Communication and Autism team operate an Advice Line on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 1.30 - 4pm in term time. Tel: 01442 453920
Parents and professionals can call to speak to a Specialist Advisory Teacher about concerns they might have about a child or young person's speech, language or social communication needs and how this might be impacting on their learning.