Bradford Speech and Language Service

Bradford Speech and Language Service

The aims of the Speech and Language Therapy Service are: 

To support people to communicate as effectively as possible at every stage in their lives.

To help people feel as healthy as possible by supporting safe eating and drinking.


Please follow this link to check out our resources for families and professionals: 

Children's Speech and Language Therapy - BDCT

You can access universal and targeted strategies and interventions to begin support in school. 

We have screening tools, training opportunities and environmental support information available on the website too.    

Our website offers information and training on the referral system here:  How to refer - BDCT

*****PLEASE NOTE*****

You must use the updated forms on the website to make any new referrals.  We do not accept referrals unless on the linked forms.  Please make sure you check the referral criteria and complete a screening tool before making a referral.

We continue to have long waiting lists for support and are working hard to reduce these.  Please ensure that you are implementing universal and targeted strategies and interventions in your settings before considering referral to the service.

It will be important that you include information about this support, and the impact it has had, in your referrals


We will continue to prioritise high risk referrals so please do let us know if you have significant concerns about a child or young person, particularly if they have:

  • severe, unmet communication needs AND

  • social, emotional or mental health needs  AND/OR

  • safeguarding concerns AND/OR

  • a current Education, Health and Care Plan referral where Speech and Language input is required


Address and contact details for enquiries and referrals

Bradford Speech and Language Service

Physical Health Administration Hub

New Mill

Victoria Road


BD18 3LD

Tel: 01274 221166

Fax: 01274 215660




Email address:  (general enquiries) 

(No reply - for letters and documents regarding patients only):




Children's Team Managers

  • Ruth Alderson  (Hearing Impairment Service, Children with ASC)                                   
  • Marnie Crew       (Mainstream Children's Services, Resourced Provisions, Youth Justice)
  • Louise McChrystal (Commissioned Services, Early Engagement)                                  

Service manager/clinical lead



Please contact the service re bespoke courses we can offer you.  We offer training in all areas of speech, language and communication at very competitive rates.

    We can also offer non accredited training in the following areas:

  • Introduction to Speech and Language Needs (SLCN)
  • Supporting Children with SLCN -Good practice in the mainstream classroom
  • Speech sound difficulties
  • Social communication difficulties
  • Narrative Skills
  • Adult Child Interaction skills
  • Vocabulary development
  • The role of the Speech and Language Therapist
  • You Matter  - Positive ways of using AAC (Alternative/Augmentative Communication)
  • Supporting Children who use High Tech AAC in the classroom
  • Communication Awareness
  • Communicating with Objects
  • Communicating with Pictures
  • Eating and Drinking
  • Maintaining a Healthy Voice
  • Supporting Bilingual Children with Communication Difficulties
  • Understanding Stammering in a Primary/Secondary School Setting
  • Children with Hearing Impairment
  • Makaton

Training can also be tailored to the needs of your school and can be delivered on training days or in twilight sessions.

Please contact the team on Tel:  01274 221166 to discuss your needs and costs further.

Voice Workshops

  • Voice improvement and protection and the prevention of common problems associated with classroom teaching

These workshops can be tailored to the specific needs of your school.


Would you like to volunteer with us?

Register your interest by contacting our Volunteer Coordinators at the Trust on

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