Link to the policy & campaigning side of RCSLT
Too few people understand the role speech and language therapists play in helping young people with speech, language or communication difficulties, and how they can help prevent youth offending and reoffending.
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists is calling on GPs, commissioners, budget-holders and care providers to:
☛ Ensure children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties have access to the speech and language therapy services they need within a community setting and that professionals know when to refer.
☛ Provide training and support for professionals working with young offenders to help them identify signs of speech, language and communication difficulties.