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The Balanced System® Framework and Tools are available under licence for use by commissioners, providers, schools and settings.

Better Communication CIC, the not for profit community interest company that provides the Balanced System® is working towards making the tools more freely accessible.  

Meanwhile a number of downloads are freely available both on this area of the Balanced System® website and also on the Better Communication CIC website at

Overview of the Balanced System® - this provides an outline of the model and its origination based on Marie Gascoigne's work with over 30 Local Authority and CCG areas since 2007.  It is due for an update in 2019 so do come back to check for a new version later in the year.

A webinar that was produced as an introduction to a conference presentation at the RCSLT 2017 Conference showing the use of the Balanced System Understand Phase with a number of Scottish services can be viewed here

The system includes some high level self assessment tools, outcomes based on the Five Strands and a range of outcome measures linked to these.  We are working to provide free access to these. If you would like to be notified when they are available please leave your details via the enquiry form.

An early version of the whole system audit from 2013 can be downloaded here 

The following powerpoint presentations provide examples of the framework and tools in practice

RCSLT conference 2017

RCOT conference 2018

The Balanced System® is also adapted to provide an accredited programme of school and setting improvement.  There are over 100 schools and settings across the UK either accredited or on the programme which began in 2015. Summary case studies can be downloaded here and more information about the Balanced System® Scheme for Schools and Settings can be found here