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Kent WSoA SLCN project


East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Medway Commissioning Group

Kent County Council

Medway Community Healthcare


Kent County Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups across Kent have commissioned 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.

High Level Project Timeline

February - Aug 2021

Stage 1: Understand

Engage and understand:

Therapy services

LA services


Families and Young People

Wider stakeholders

Sept - Dec, 2021

Stage 2: Plan

Analyse strengths and gaps

Develop and propose options



Dec 2021 - Aug 2025

Stage 3: Do and Review







Stakeholder engagement throughout the journey

We have already begun to work with commissioners and children's speech and language therapy providers.  Over the coming weeks 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 or opportunities to complete an online survey and book to join online consultation events.  

This information will be updated regularly so do come back to visit!

Updated information July 2021

Design event 1:



Please also see the schools and settings, professionals and parent pages below for links to the surveys which will close on 1st October 2021.







Schools, settings and FE

Schools, settings and FE