Policy and campaigns

Follow our work on policy and campaigns. For material relating to the devolved nations please see our pages for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.


Westminster Select Committee submissions

Adult Social Care
Evidence to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee

Planning for winter pressure in accident and emergency departments - 2016

Young adult offenders - 2015

Restorative justice - 2016

Public Accounts Committee
Managing NHS clinical staff numbers - 2016

Social Mobility
How can young people be best prepared for the world of work? - 2015

Women and Equalities
Transgender equality - 2015

Work and Pensions
Foundation years and Government’s life chances strategy - 2016


Consultation responses

Policy position statements

NHS England’s Five Year Forward View

RCSLT factsheets

Key policy issues

Campaigns and projects

  • Giving Voice
    The Giving Voice 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

  •  Earlier campaigns

  •  Rehabilitation

All Party Parliamentary Group

Contact us

For further information about our work in the UK parliament contact RCSLT’s Public Affairs Adviser, Peter Just, peter.just@rcslt.org.

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