Birmingham Project



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.

Project Timeline

September - December 2021

Stage 1: Understand needs and current provision

Engage and understand:

Therapy services

LA services

Schools, settings and FE

Families, Carers and Young People

Wider stakeholders

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!



Parents and Carers



Schools, settings and FE

Schools, settings and FE