Speech and Language UK is a children's communication charity created to help boost the UK's verbal and written literacy rates. This is important because across the UK one in ten children are struggling to speak and understand language right now. This increases to one in four for those children living in disadvantaged areas of the UK.

Speech and Language UK wants a world where all children have the communication skills they need to fulfil their potential. They’re working towards this vision by:

  • Offering practical help for parents who are concerned about their child
  • Empowering early years and school professionals through training, support and information
  • Running outreach programmes in the community
  • Developing intervention programmes for delivery in over 5,000 nurseries and schools across the UK

Find out more about Speech and Language UK on their website