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AFASIC: Unlocking Speech and Language

Around 6% of children starting school have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) – an average of 2 in every classroom. Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers.

Our Advice and Information Services provide support to thousands of people every year, including Helpline and email support, free to download factsheets and access to our local networks.

If you are a parent or young person wanting help and more information  go to or ring our Helpline on 0300 666 9410.   Helpline Monday to Friday 10.30am-2.30pm / Office 9am-5pm


AFASIC help and supports parents and young people in a number of key ways: (Click on the red titles for more information).

Recognising a Problem:  It can be very difficult to tell whether your child has a speech and language problem. This section provides some useful help and advice.

Help for your child:   Getting the right help for your child may not always be easy. This section includes a guide to local services in England

Support and advice for you:  Parents and carers of a child with SLCN can sometimes feel very lonely and anxious. This section offers support and advice.

Young people’s voices:  Afasic supports children and young adults. Take a look at some of our young people's latest projects including "Notes to My Nine Year Old Self".

Who to contact

Contact Name
Helpline Manager

Where to go

1st Floor,
20 Bowling Green Lane

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