Children's Speech and Language - Communication - other professionals - NORTH ONLY

We are now taking referrals for Locala services. We are working hard to ensure the majority of our services will start to get back to normal from September, but some will take a little longer due to restrictions in response to COVID.  Once your referral has been received, it will be reviewed and a decision made about your possible treatment or care. You will then be contacted by the appropriate team with the relevant information.  At the moment this is taking longer than usual. We understand this has been difficult time for everyone and are grateful for your patience.

For Childrens Services in Huddersfield please contact the children’s therapy department on 01484 344299

School Referrals 

Supporting evidence needs to be included to support the referral (IEP, Provision Map, ANP, MSP etc) and must include specific speech, language or communication targets and have been reviewed at least twice in school. We will not accept referrals that do not meet this criteria unless the referral is specifically for a concern about stammering or a voice problem. The Quality First Teaching (QFT) guidelines (SEND Code of Practice 2014 Kirklees Document) are used when we process our referrals. The QFT incorporates many of the strategies and advice that we recommend for supporting a child initially with SLCN and can be implemented without the need to make a referral to our service.

Please ensure any documentation uploaded does not contain name or details of other children or young people.

Children's SLT - Communication

Child's details
If contact details are incorrectly input where mandatory the referral cannot be processed
Overseas visitor?
Is an interpreter needed for the parent / carer / child?*
Parents / carers consent to:*
Referral details
Does the child have an Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP) / My Support Plan (MSP) / Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Provision Map?*
Has the child previously been referred to SLT?*
I have read the information on Speech and Language Development and Guidelines for referral*
Reason for referral
(Please provide as much detail about the child’s areas of difficulty as possible to help us process this referral accurately)

Please note completing this referral is not automatic acceptance of the referral by our service. The referral form will now be forwarded to the Speech & Language Therapy Team for consideration and you will be notified of the outcome

If you do not receive an email acknowledgement your referral has not been submitted. Please check that all details are correct, mandatory fields completed and re-submit.