Support available to schools from Language & Communication

Find out about the support available to educational settings.

The Language and Communication Service (LCS) supports children with Special Educational Needs (SEN) arising from difficulties in the following SEN Categories:

  •  Speech, Language and Communication Needs (SLCN) 

The Language and Communication Service is a regional service made up of a team of professionals with knowledge, understanding and specific training in language and communication.

We provide training, advice and support and work in partnership for the effective inclusion of children/young people with SEN arising from difficulties in language and communication, where Speech, Language and Communication Needs is the principal/primary need.

We work within pre-school, primary and post primary phases of mainstream schools, specialist provisions. 

Special Educational Needs Coordinators and pre-school setting staff may also access resources via Language and Communication Resources.


One of our roles is to support children and their parents and carers while also building capacity within schools. We offer a regional online school-based training programme, specifically designed for school staff in pre-school and primary phases.

This includes an online training service that school staff may access via the Children and Young People's Service Training Programme.

‘How to support your child’s language’ training for parents/carers will be available soon.

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Contact the Language and Communication Service

The Language and Communication Service can be contacted for advice and information specific to children and young people who have, or may have, a language development need.