Caring for your Child

Caring for your Child

Your Child's Hospital Journey

Request for help

If you have read the information and tried the strategies on our advice page, but still have concerns about a child or young person's speech, language, or communication skills, you can make a request for help.


The service has an open referral system so anyone can refer, with parental consent.

Speech and Language UK's ages and stages provides a guide to the typical stages of speech and language development in babies, children, and young people; it can be used as a guide when considering a referral.

To refer a child or young person for Speech and Language Therapy:

After this, a speech and language therapist will consider the information that has been provided through a 'request for help' to determine the most appropriate support for you and your child. The service will then liaise with you to discuss next steps.