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As part of Bercow: Ten Years On, we want to hear from a range of different audiences about their experience of support for children with speech, language and communication needs.

We currently have a number of different surveys open and invite you to take part to share your views.


To give us important information about views on the support children with SLCN are getting, and the scale of the issue, we are asking everyone who works with children and young people, including employers and those who are responsible for delivering services, to complete our short survey.


We would like to hear about your current experiences of support for your child’s difficulty with speech, language and communication. Support could be from a speech and language therapist, or other experts like advisory teachers. It could also be the way that staff in your child’s early years setting, school or college/training provider work with them.

 

We would like to make sure we capture the views of all parents and carers, including those who may not normally complete a questionnaire or who may need extra help. 

We have designed an activity pack for parents and carers to respond in a practical way, with the support of a familiar practitioner. If you would like to complete the questionnaire with a parent please download a pack suitable for the age of the child: early years; primary; secondary and beyond. The parent’s response can be uploaded by you to the survey.

     


   

Research shows that year on year employers rate communication as the top skill they look for when employing school leavers, but they frequently find these skills lacking in new recruits.

We are keen to hear from employers about the communication skills of young people in the workplace. Please take a few minutes to complete our short survey. Your input will give us important information on communication skills in the workplace.


As part of Bercow: Ten Years On, we are keen to understand how children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) feel about the support that they get. There are several ways for children and young people to share their views:

   

                                                                

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Sorting Task
This task is designed for children and young people who don’t want or are unable to complete a survey online or on paper. Our sorting activity will allow them to show their feelings about the support they get. If you’d like to help a young person complete this survey it is available here.

Send us a Vlog
If you'd like to tell us what you think about the help you get for your talking or understanding you can record yourself and send us your thoughts. We'd like you to:

1. Tell us about any difficulties you have with talking and/or understanding

2. Tell us about the help you get for your talking and understanding

3. Tell us what you like and don't like about the help you get – even better, tell us why!

Remember to tell us how old you are and where you get help. Parents will need to complete this permission form in order for a child to submit a Vlog.


Commissioners.

      

We are also keen to understand how support for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) is planned and funded.If you are a commissioner, please take a few minutes to tell us your experience of commissioning services to support children and young people with SLCN in your area.