How do I access support for my child?

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy service operates an open referral system, meaning we accept referrals from any professional working with a child and also from parents themselves.

There are two ways you can access our service, depending on your concerns. Either via our telephone advice line, or by completing a referral for assessment.

Telephone advice line

We can offer a 15 minute telephone appointment with a speech and language therapist. We would recommend you request one of these appointments if you:

  • Are unsure whether you need to be concerned and would like some advice
  • Have noticed that others don’t always understand what your child is saying
  • Have noticed that your child isn’t saying quite as much as other children their age
  • Have noticed that your child has started to stammer sometimes
  • Would like some general advice

To request a telephone advice appointment, please telephone 01253 951101 or email bfwh.admin.paediatrictherapy@nhs.net . Please include your contact number, name of your child, and let us know that you are requesting a telephone advice appointment.