Welcome to B&NES Children’s Speech and Language Therapy
The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service provides a high quality speech and language therapy service to children and young people with speech, language, communication, feeding and swallowing difficulties.
We support children and young people from 0-18 (0-19 if attending special school) as long as their GP practice postcode is within Bath and North East Somerset.
The Local Educational Authority and the majority of schools within Bath and North East Somerset also buy additional speech and language therapy support. This means that we can sometimes provide a service to children and young people with speech, language and communication needs but whose GP practice lies outside Bath and North East Somerset.
More about us
We provide a high quality speech and language therapy service to children and young people with speech, language, communication, feeding and swallowing difficulties, including assessment, advice and therapy. We also provide training and support to parents, carers and other professionals so that we can work together to help each child/young person achieve their full potential as a communicator.
For more details about our service, please see our Local Offer document, Care Pathways, advice sheets and useful links on the ‘Resources’ tab.
Please type in your starting point in the box below to give you directions to the service location.
How do I access this service?
We have an open referral system so that parents, carers and young people can contact us directly to make a referral. We also accept referrals from other people (e.g. Health Visitors, school staff, GPs) but only if consent has been obtained from the parent/carer or, where appropriate, from the young person themselves.
In what areas is this service available?
This service is available to people registered with a GP within Bath and North East Somerset.
Your child’s records
Any information held about your child is kept securely in a file or on electronic information systems. We use the information to:
- Record important health and social care information
- Help professionals to care for your child
- Provide appropriate support and care to children, young people and families
- Develop and improve services and measure how well we are doing
We will only share information about a child/young person with your consent unless required by law or the data is anonymised. However in some circumstances, when we feel that your child or others are at risk, we may share information without consent. More information on how we use health records.
Non-English speakers and other formats
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Our commitment to your child
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Your opinion really matters to us
Please let us know if you have a comment, a compliment or a complaint by filling out one of our feedback forms or telling a member of the team. Alternatively, if you would like to make an official complaint you can find out more from our How to make a complaint section.