Help in a crisis during Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic
During this COVID-19 pandemic there may have to be changes in the way some of our services work. Please contact the service directly to check how services are being delivered and follow their advice.
The national suspension on visiting inpatient areas has been lifted. Please 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 Coronavirus pandemic outside office hours please contact our crisis team: Help in a crisis
For other medical advice and support contact your 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 blood loss, serious burns, 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
- 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.
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
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.