Speech and Language Therapy

The Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service provides assessment, therapy and advice for children up to the age of 5 years who have speech, language and communication needs.

Speech and Language Therapist with ChildWe also support older children who have specialist health needs.

We assess and treat children who require support with:

> Attention and listening
> Complex needs - where more than one service is supporting your child
> Social Communication
> Play
> Speech
> Social Communication
> Fluency
> Feeding and swallowing

Child looking at Speech and Language TherapistWe see children in community clinics, homes and early years settings including children centres. We have a strong focus on working in partnership with parents and educational settings to maximise children’s progress.

Our Speech and Language Therapy team is made up of qualified speech and language therapists, therapy assistants and admin staff. All therapists are registered with the Health & Care Professionals Council (HCPC) as well as the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT).

How to access the service

Children can be referred by their health visitor, GP, therapist, early years' service, paediatricians based in the local acute or tertiary hospital, paediatric audiology, CAMHS or other agencies. Parents/carers/guardians can also refer directly to service.

Referrals are made via the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, a centralised referral and triage service for Surrey's specialist children's services that was launched in July 2017.

The three ways to refer are:

1. Through the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop online portal https://childrensreferrals.sabp.nhs.uk  This is the same portal as the CAMHS Single Point of Access service

2. Call the Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop on 0300 222 5755. Open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. This is the same number as the CAMHS Single Point of Access service

3. Write to Children and Family Health Surrey One Stop, c/o Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, 1st Floor, Dominion House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4PU.

Teams and contact details

North East Surrey Team

(for families in the boroughs of Spelthorne, East and West Elmbridge, Epsom and Ewell)

Tel: 0208 979 646

South East Surrey

Mole Valley and Banstead Team

(for families in the boroughs of Banstead, Dorking, Ashtead, Leatherhead and Tattenham)

Tel: 01372 384 395

Reigate and Tandridge Team 

(for families in the boroughs of Reigate, Redhill, Merstham, Horley, Oxted, Caterham and Lingfield)

Tel: 01737 777 711

South West Surrey Team 

(for families in the boroughs of Guildford and Waverley)

Tel: 01483 783 315

North West Surrey Team 

(for families in the boroughs of Woking, Runnymede and Surrey Health)

Tel: 01932 826 500


For further information

  • To follow up a referral

For example, for developmental paediatrics or therapy services. Contact the One Stop referral centre (tel: 0300 222 5755, Option 2) 

  • For advice or questions about your child's health and two year development checks

​Contact your local Health Visiting team or call the Advice Line

  • Referrals for ASD, ADHD or another neurological/developmental condition

Your GP will need to make a referral. Visit the Developmental Paediatrics page for more information about these services in Surrey.

  • Access to mental health services

Your GP needs to refer your child via CAMHS

  • Hearing concerns

Contact the Audiology service 

  • Concerns or complaints about a Children and Family  Health Surrey service

Visit our feedback page to read about our approach and who to contact. You can also email the Patient Experience Team directly using csh.patientexperience@nhs.net 

If your query is not covered by the routes above, please use the form below to contact us.  Your query will be passed to the relevant team who will aim to respond within seven working days.