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Camden Language and Communication Service (Camden Council)


The Camden Language and Communication Service (CLCS) is an integrated team of Speech and Language Therapists and Specialist Teachers.

CLCS works together with schools and families to support children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in primary mainstream schools in Camden.

The team sits within the Primary Learning Support Service, a borough wide resource which provides support and advice to schools in Camden. CLCS works together with schools and families to support children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) in primary mainstream schools in Camden.

CLCS provides assessment and intervention for individual children with severe and specific SLCN needs, such as Autism and Specific Language Impairment.

We also work at a whole school level, aiming to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence of school staff in meeting the needs of children with SLCN. This may involve pieces of work such as whole school training or developing communication friendly environments.

Contact details

Contact Name
Ria Martin
Contact Position
Speech and Language Therapist
020 3772 0370


Activity location
Netley Campus on Stanhope Street
Robson House
Netley Campus
Stanhope Street

Further details

Regents Park Ward
Last checked date
Record ID

Local Offer

About Local Offer
Local Offer Age Bands
Preparing for Adult Life 14-25
Children under 5
School Age Children & Young People 5-18
SEN Provision Type
Where is the service located and what areas does it cover?

CLCS is based at Robson House, within the Netley Campus on Stanhope Street. We cover all of Camden.

Who does your service provide for?

CLCS provides a service to children with speech, language and communication needs (SLCN), who are of primary school age in Camden. We also provide support and training to staff in schools, other agencies working with children with SLCN, and to parents and carers.

How can a child or young person start using the service?

Referrals for a Speech and Language Therapy assessment are usually made by the school’s Special Educational Needs Coordinator. Referrals are made using a Single Point of Referral form –schools must discuss this with parents and carers and get their agreement to do this.

How are decisions made about eligibility for your service?

Decisions are made from the information provided in the Single Point of Referral.

How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making/planning?

All direct work with children by CLCS is agreed with parents and carers and focused on agreed outcomes. There are regular reviews with parents, carers and staff to review progress. CLCS places great emphasis on working in partnership with schools, children and parents/carers.

Is your service fully accessible?


What training have the staff supporting children and young people with SEND had/or will be they be getting?

CLCS staff have access to a wide range of professional development which is aimed at supporting them to develop greater understanding of the needs of children with SLCN and/or Autism spectrum Disorder (ASD) as well as to enhance their various professional areas of expertise.

Who should a service user contact if they want to raise a concern or complain about something?

If a service user wishes to raise a concern or make a complaint, they should contact Andrew Herbert, Head of the Primary Learning Support Service by telephone on 020 3772 0370 or by email on, or Ria Martin, Clinical Coordinator by telephone on 0203 772 0390, or by email on

Who can a parent carer/young person contact for further information?

Ria Martin, Speech and Language Therapist, Clinical Coordinator Telephone: 020 3772 0390 email:

The Local Offer is a free and impartial service provided by Camden Local Authority. Any service or provider mentioned in this Local Offer, does not represent a recommendation or endorsement of the service or quality of the service provided. You are responsible for undertaking your own checks to determine suitability of the service and provider.

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