About this event

The last two years have had a huge impact on children’s speech and language therapy services across the UK – and a personal impact on the staff who work in them.

We understand that many NHS service managers and leads now face difficult decisions, often linked to longstanding issues of under-resourcing which pre-date the pandemic.

We don’t have all the answers, but we want to listen to the challenges you’re facing, connect you with peers who might have tried different approaches, and work together to figure out the best way forward for the children, young people and families we serve.

If you’re a manager or service lead of an NHS (or NHS-commissioned) children’s speech and language therapy service then we warmly invite you to attend our online listening event on Friday 17 June 2022.

The online workshop will run for two hours on Zoom. View the event programme.

Who is this event for?

The event is open to all RCSLT members who are managers and service leads for NHS and NHS-commissioned children’s speech and language therapy services across the UK.

Please help us to spread the word by sharing through your managers networks and reaching out to service managers and leads in neighbouring services.

Why should I attend?

This online workshop will give you the opportunity to:

  • Have dedicated time and space to consider ‘what good looks like’ in terms of COVID-19 recovery for children’s services.
  • Share the strengths and challenges in current practice.
  • Hear from peers about ideas and solutions to create a more sustainable workload and support staff wellbeing.
  • Help to identify the support and resources that children’s service managers and leads need, and how the RCSLT can best facilitate this.

Share your ideas

As part of the registration process we’re asking you to let us know if you have implemented any new ideas or innovations as part of your COVID recovery work. These could be solutions which address recruitment difficulties, workload challenges or to support staff wellbeing. Please do consider putting yourself forward to share these at the workshop and contributing your valuable experience to the support the profession.