Speech, language and communication needs in the youth justice system

How to work with young people with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in England. Guidance for practitioners and managers in youth offending teams (YOT) and secure accommodation for young people.



It will help you consider how SLCN may affect a young person’s ability to engage and comply with requirements placed upon them. It will also identify some useful approaches to help you tackle this issue.

Joint guidance by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists.

Published 22 October 2015