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Whilst many children and young people have benefited from a range of services, such as those provided through Sure Start Children’s Centres, to meet their Speech, Language and Communication Needs, most parents tell us that information and advice are usually hard to find and needs are not always identified early.
This interim report presents the evidence contributed to the Review through the many responses to the call for evidence, the visits made to local areas across the country and meetings with key stakeholders, including children, young people, parents, frontline professionals, service managers, academics, charities, voluntary organisations and professional associations. The report considers the important themes emerging from the evidence and sets out the more specific issues which will be investigated further.