Afasic - my child isn't talking and I'm worried

On 1 September 2014 substantial changes were introduced to the Special Educational Needs system in England. The government reforms aim to improve outcomes and put the views of parents, children and young people at the centre of the process.  If you need advice or support about your child’s talking or understanding skills, then please contact our Helpline.

SEND factsheets
This pack of factsheets has been designed not only for parents of children with ‘statements’ but for all parents who have concerns about their child’s (or children’s) speech and language development.

Factsheet 1 - Introduction (171.0 KiB, 2,403 hits)

Factsheet 2 - Speech, language and communication needs (175.0 KiB, 3,882 hits)

Factsheet 3 - The Children and Families Act 2014 (181.1 KiB, 2,265 hits)

Factsheet 4 - What is the Local Offer? (176.0 KiB, 2,149 hits)

Factsheet 5 - What is Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plan? (171.5 KiB, 2,705 hits)

Factsheet 6 - What are personal budgets and direct payments? (175.1 KiB, 2,023 hits)

Factsheet 7 - What is mediation? (169.4 KiB, 1,608 hits)

Factsheet 8 - What are Independent Supporters? (169.7 KiB, 1,691 hits)

Factsheet 9 - School duties and question to ask (179.6 KiB, 2,505 hits)

Factsheet 10 - The SEND Tribunal (170.2 KiB, 1,684 hits)

Factsheet 11 - Glossary (189.0 KiB, 1,916 hits)

Factsheet 12 - Further info and contacts (170.5 KiB, 2,041 hits)

Parents may also find useful:
Communicating the Code – this resource contains practical information, case studies and links to other useful items.


It can be helpful to see what other parents are reporting, both to understand that you are not alone but also to see what alternatives and opportunities are available.

Parents’ views on their children’s needs and available support (40.0 KiB, 2,589 hits)