13 April 2023
Submissions to the forum’s consultation could help inform future Labour Party policy
The Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists has also made a joint submission with Speech and Language UK and Voice 21 on children’s and young people’s spoken language and communication. These submissions have allowed us to make a case for speech, language and communication needs.
The online heart of the party’s policy development, the Labour NFP and the 2023 consultation offered an opportunity for stakeholders and third sector organisations to contribute to the Party’s policy-making process, which will form the foundation of their election manifesto.
The RCSLT has responded to the topics “A future where families come first” and “Public services that work from the start”, making recommendations on ways to ensure that all children can enjoy a childhood that enables them to thrive and making further recommendations on the topics of mental health, health inequalities, workforce, independent prescribing responsibilities, and community rehabilitation.
Our joint submission with Speech and Language UK and Voice 21 highlighted the centrality of spoken language and communication to children’s attainment and life chances, responding to the topics “A future where families come first” and “Public services that work from the start”.
Read the submissions in full: