Speech, language and communication (SLC) skills are critical to children’s development. Being able to speak clearly, process sounds, understand others, think critically and express their ideas are fundamental building blocks to overall development, and educational outcomes later in their lives.
In South Yorkshire, too many children are falling behind with critical SLC skills at an early age. The South Yorkshire Futures Early Years Regional Group came together to address this problem.
This Group brings together representatives from the four Local Authorities in South Yorkshire and South Yorkshire Futures – Sheffield Hallam University’s social mobility partnership – with the aim of sharing expertise and resources and exploring new ways of working to improve outcomes for children and families.