Policy and campaigns
- Supporting children’s wellbeing and mental health (January 2017)
- National Citizen Service Bill (November 2016)
- Children and Social Work Bill – report stage briefing (October 2016)
- Children’s early years development and school readiness debate (July 2016)
- Debate on the Children and Social Work Bill (July 2016)
- Further debate on the Children and Social Work Bill (July 2016)
- Committee Stage briefing on the Children and Social Work Bill (June 2016)
- Children and Social Work Bill (June 2016)
- Queen's Speech 2016 (May 2016)
Westminster Select Committee submissions
Adult Social Care
- Evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee
- Restorative justice - 2016
- Prison Reform Inquiry RCSLT written evidence - November 2016
Work and Pensions
- RCSLT response to Work, Health and Disability Green Paper Consultation
- Response to NI Draft Mental Capacity Bill (August 2014)
Policy position statements
NHS England’s Five Year Forward View
- Five Year Forward View - Future models of care
- Five Year Forward View - Acute care models
- RCSLT position statement on 7 day services
Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)
Key policy issues
Campaigns and projects
- RCSLT new SEND report January 2017
RCSLT is calling on the government to guarantee that local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) commission speech and language therapy services for children and young people as many are not getting the support they need.
- Bercow: ten years on
In response to concerns about the support for children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) and major changes in the education and health system, I CAN, children’s communication charity, and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) are undertaking a national review of support for children with SLCN in England.
- Student funding reforms
The RCSLT has worked closely with staff in higher education institutions on our consultation response, using the findings of our student survey and direct member feedback to inform our policy position on the reforms.
- Giving Voice
The campaign aims to ‘give voice’ to people with speech, language and communication needs – to ensure their needs, and those of their carers and families, are met. We equip our members to demonstrate locally how speech and language therapy makes a difference to individuals and society, whilst RCSLT officers work to engage decision makers and the media at a national level.
- Dementia campaign
The dementia campaign aims to raise awareness of the role of SLTs in dementia, and improve the quality of care received by people with dementia and their families.
- Youth offenders and criminal justice
This campaign draws attention to the fact that over 60% of people in the justice system have speech, language and communication problems. Improving the communication skills of offenders by providing speech and language therapy significantly reduces the risk of re-offending and increases access to to rehabilitation and treatment programmes.
- Improvements in stroke care
All Party Parliamentary Group
For further information about our work in the UK Parliament contact RCSLT’s Public Affairs Adviser, Peter Just, firstname.lastname@example.org.