All healthcare and educational professionals have a key role to play in promoting good speech, language and communication development in children and young people, across all settings.

The Children’s Integrated Speech and Language Therapy Service for Hackney and The City work alongside a range of health and educational professionals in order to provide a holistic and integrated service for children. All primary schools maintained by Hackney Learning Trust receive a core offer. Most schools also choose to commission further services from us.

The school service operates a link therapist model. This means that a Speech and Language Therapist goes into each school regularly getting to know each school and the children. The amount varies according to the size and needs of the school and the traded services commission.

If you have concerns about a child or young person’s speech, language and communication skills, please look to our accessing services page.

If you would like to know more about our traded services offer, please check out our traded services information.

Alternatively, if you would like more general information and advice, please see our range of leaflets available, for both professionals and parents.