Organisations across Birmingham are working together on a project to improve outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs in the area. The project is underpinned by use of the Balanced System®, an outcomes based framework and delivery model for integrated services. More information about The Balanced System® can be found here.
This web page will provide an overview of the project as it progresses, links to key consultation surveys or events, and a place to publish updates as the work progresses.
September - December 2021
Stage 1: Understand needs and current provision
Engage and understand:
Schools, settings and FE
Families, Carers and Young People
January - March 2022
Stage 2: Plan
Analyse strengths and gaps
Develop and propose options
Plan for delivery
April 2022 - 2024
Stage 3: Do and Review
Stakeholder engagement throughout the journey
We have already started to work with children's therapy providers, commissioners and parents and carers across Birmingham to gather information about the current needs and services available to support children and young people, their families and carers. Over the coming months in Stage 1 of the process we will be seeking the views of parents and carers, schools, settings and FE, wider professional colleagues across education, health and social care. The links below will direct you to specific surveys and opportunities to join in the consultation process.
This information will be updated regularly so do come back to visit!