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Our inquiry is open: share your experiences of speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) support

As part of Bercow: Ten Years On, we have now launched phase one of evidence gathering to inform the report. We are collecting information in a number of different ways, in phase one this is aimed mainly at people who work with children with SLCN, or who have responsibility for providing services. However, anyone is welcome to take part.

We invite you to take part in two activities:

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. Follow this link to our survey.

In order to hear experiences and share examples of practice, we also welcome more detailed information. We are inviting individuals and organisations to make written submissions sharing their views on the reality of SLCN support and information for children, young people and their families, and the impact of this on outcomes for children and young people.

We are seeking insight into support for children and young people with and without a diagnosis or an education health and care plans, including SLCN associated with social disadvantage.

To submit your written evidence download this form. Once completed, send your response to Bercow10@ican.org.uk by 16th March 2017. Sign up to our Bercow: Ten Years On newsletter to keep up to date with all the news.

Watch out for phase two when we will be seeking the views of parents, carers and young people.