How to refer or get advice

How to refer someone to this service

Nottingham Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service has an open referral system. Any key person in the child's life can refer, as long as the child's legal guardian has given permission. 

The Speech and Language Therapy Service receives referrals from many different people, including; parents and carers, teachers, SENCOs, GPs, paediatricians, health visitors, nursery nurses, social workers.

There are 2 options for requesting advice/support:

  1. Complete and send our referral form [docx] 279KB and referral checklist [pdf] 102KB
  2. Contact us via our telephone referral advice line


Please be aware if you use our referral form you must complete all boxes and attach a completed referral checklist, or the form may be sent back to you.

If using our telephone referral advice line, please read our telephone referral guidance [pdf] 77KB to ensure you have all the relevant information before calling us.

For general enquiries please contact the SPA (Single Point of Access) 0300 123 3387


Referral advice line opening hours

Tuesdays 1.00pm - 4.30pm

Thursdays 9.00am -12.30pm 


Referral advice line numbers

County Mid Notts -  Mansfield, Ashfield (excluding Hucknall), Newark: 07976 863617

Nottingham City: 07392 286847

County South - Rushcliffe, Gedling, Broxtowe, Hucknall: 07795 953718

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