The Trust was set up in 2007 by Afasic, BT, Council for Disabled Children and I CAN.

What We Do

The Communication Trust is a coalition of over 50 not-for-profit organisations.

Working together we support everyone who works with children and young people in England to support their speech, language and communication.

Our work focuses on supporting children and young people who struggle to communicate because they have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) as well as supporting all children and young people to communicate to the best of their ability.

We do this because our ability to communicate affects us in every aspect of our lives. Many children could be helped to communicate better and some children need really focused support to reach their full potential.

No child or young person should be denied that opportunity.

To read our strategy for 2013-2017 please click here.

To download a leaflet that explains what we do please click here.

Who we work with

The Trust was founded by Afasic, BT, the Council for Disabled Children and I CAN. They recognised that in order to make a lasting impact for children and young people, particularly those with SLCN, we need to work collaboratively and collectively.

Since 2007 we have brought together over 50 organisations, combining the efforts of the not-for profit sector and working constructively with Government and civil society to ensure positive outcomes for children and young people.