We are experts in helping children develop the speech, language and communication skills they need to thrive in a 21st century world.

Our vision is a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. Our mission is to ensure that all children with communication difficulties are identified and supported so that they’re not left out or left behind.

Our impact

Our impact report sets out the positive changes we’ve made to the lives of children with SLCN across the UK.

We’re incredibly proud of our achievements over the past year. We’re continuing to make a difference to millions of children in the UK who would otherwise have been left behind.

If you would like to access historical records, please contact media@ican.org.uk


  • Huw Davies (Chair)
  • Stuart Shepley (Treasurer)
  • Riccardo Basile
  • Oliver Bates
  • Dr Judy Clegg
  • Sue Gregory
  • Jean Gross
  • Adrian Hosford
  • Professor Victoria Joffe
  • Charles Newman
  • Katharine Weston