Referral

Referral to the Mainstream Schools Team.

Referral for children and young people attending a Hillingdon mainstream state school

Referrals for school age children attending Hillingdon mainstream state schools are made through your schools Special Education Needss Coordinator (SENCO) and can only be made following discussion and agreement with the school's link speech and language therapist. This is to make sure those children and young people where there is the highest level of concern are prioritised as the number of referrals that can be made is limited.  Schools have the option of buying in additional speech and language therapy time if there is not enough capacity to see all the referrals they wish to make.

Parents and carers and other professionals wishing to make a referral for a school age child should discuss their concerns with the school SENCO, but should be aware that other children or young people may be considered a higher priority and the referral may not be made.

Referrals for children and young people attending Hillingdon state schools will usually be seen in school.

Unfortunately the service is unable to accept referrals for children and young people who are registered with an Ealing GP – unless they have a Hillingdon Statement of Special Educational Need/Education, Health and Care Plan.

Parents and carers will also be asked to complete two forms as part of the referral process:      

School SENCOs can download the Hillingdon Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service School Age referral form here 

Referrals for children and young people who are not attending a Hillingdon mainstream state school

Referrals for children and young people attending a private school or an out-of-borough school (and without a Statement of Special Educational Need/Education, Health and Care Plan), or being home educated will be seen in a community clinic or health centre.

Unfortunately the service is unable to accept referrals for children and young people who are registered Ealing GP.

  • Referrals should be made by the school SENCO (unless the child or young person is being home educated
  • Referrals will only be accepted if the child or young person meets the service criteria of having a moderate or severe speech, language or communication difficulty
  • If the child or young person meets the threshold for continued speech and language therapy support then the service offers reviews every term in the community clinic or health centre.

For children and young people attending special schools or attending an out-of-borough school and with a Statement of Special Education Need/Educational, Health and Care Plan:

  • Contact the Special Educational Needs department at the Local Authority. Speech and language therapy would usually already be in place in these circumstances.

School SENCOs can download the Hillingdon Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service School Age referral form here 

 

Contact details:

Address: Central Referral and Messaging Service. Lines are open Monday - Friday (excluding bank holidays) 8.30am-4.30pm
Phone: 01895 488 200

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