Identifying & Supporting Children's Early Language

This project is a single commission developing, piloting and evaluating an early language assessment tool and resources to support action by Health Visitors and early years practioners to identify and support children with early speech, language and communication needs (SLCN).

Public Health England (PHE) are leading a programme of work including:
•Training health visitors
•Provision of an early assessment tool
•Guidance to Local Authorities to support the development of evidence-based SLCN pathways

The project is part of the Department for Education Social Mobility Action Plan: Unlocking Talent, Fulfilling Potential (2017)