Help in a crisis and visiting information during the COVID-19 pandemic

During this COVID-19 pandemic there may be changes in the way some of our services work. Contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.

Some of our services now offer video consultations. You should speak to your clinician if this is something you would like them to consider. You can find out more about video consultation here.



Contact the ward you wish to visit in advance for guidance and instructions for a safe visit. 

If you need help in a mental health crisis during the COVID-19 pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis

For other medical advice and support contact your GP or visit NHS 111

Only visit your local Emergency Department for serious life-threatening conditions that need immediate medical attention including persistent severe chest pain, loss of consciousness, acute confused state, severe breathlessness, severe blood loss, serious burns or suspected stroke.

Children's Speech and Language Therapy

The Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service supports children in Nottingham city and county. We help children from birth to the end of school.

Children meeting the service entry criteria will receive assessment, diagnosis and support. These are delivered in different places, depending on what your child needs.

The first line of contact with Speech and Language Therapy is usually through the Community Speech and Language Therapy Teams, with access to further support as needed. The service also has Speech and Language Therapists who work across Nottinghamshire to support children with more specific and complex needs, including:

  • autistic spectrum disorders
  • cleft lip and palate
  • dysphagia
  • hearing impairment
  • learning difficulties 
  • physical difficulties
  • pre-school complex needs 
  • specific language impairment 
  • stammering (dysfluency)

The Speech and Language Therapy Service will decide whether your child need support from these therapists.

For all these care options the service provides specialist support for children whose first language is not English.

Covid Update

The Children’s Speech and Language Therapy Service is open and offering support and advice to parents/carers of children with eating, drinking and communication difficulties. However, please read the Children's Speech and Language Therapy Service provision offered during Covid-19.

Accessing our services

The service is available to children and young people (0 -18 years) who meet service entry criteria.

Anyone can refer to Speech Language Therapy, as long as they have the parents’ or carers’ consent.

Service opening hours

8:30am – 4:30pm or 9am - 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Contact and find us

Contact us via the Single Point of Access (SPA) :

Integrated Community Children and Young People’s Healthcare
The Children’s Centre
City Hospital Campus
Hucknall  Road

Tel: 0300 123 3387

Information for health professionals

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.

To make a referral, complete and send our referral form [docx] 197KB and referral checklist [doc] 197KB (if you wish to print out the referral form and complete it by hand, please use this version: referral form for printing [pdf] 279KB)

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.

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


Referral advice line 

This service is temporarily suspended.

Service commissioned by

County and City.




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