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


We get lots of positive feedback about our resources and the work we do at The Trust, you can read some of these below.

Through the eyes of a child films:

"@Comm_nTrust thank YOU for such great informative films. They really helped us communicate with our son. Such a refreshing perspective"

Sentence Trouble and Don't Get Me Wrong:

"Thank you for your on-going support and extremely valuable resources. The Communication Trust have amazing employees that have always gone that extra mile to help me and their resources are now widespread across BANES. I am always proud to have great booklets to give out at my training sessions."
Speech and Language Therapist

Progression Tools

"Just read one of the #SLCN #Progression Tools by @Comm_nTrust #SENCos: they r fab! Very well structured & #VfM #SEND"

Universally Speaking, Don't Get me Wrong, Primary & Secondary Posters, Misunderstood, Let's Talk About It

"...participants have found the documents... easy to navigate, easy to understand and their use in conjunction with the training has allowed participants to feel more confident in both identifying and managing pupils with SLCN"
SLT Service Coordinator

What Works

"Just been going through @Comm_nTrust's What Works database: Brilliant simple guide to evidence-based interventions"

Platform 3: Level 3 Supporting Children and Young People's Speech, Language and Communication

"I am finding it so interesting, wish I could work my way through all the units.  I have changed so many things within my working environment, and home life that seem to have a great impact on all the children.  Just simple things such as giving children less questions and more thinking time, labels on boxes and focusing on SLC more with my activities"

No Pens Day Wednesday

"The buzz around the school is palpable. The children genuinely look forward to a day in which they know that writing is banned and clues are scattered throughout the school, however we have found that the day has often resulted in the most fabulous writing in the following week as the children have gained so much from their day."
Primary school teacher

Implementing the SEND reforms- Joint commissioning for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs- a report from The Communication Council

"This excellent resource from the Communication Council on joint commissioning gives commissioners and providers alike the information they need to make the most effective use of resources to deliver better outcomes for children and young people with speech, language and communication needs and their families and we commend it to you."
Dr. Dan Poulter, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health and Edward Timpson, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Children and Families

Policy work

"Being part of a bigger network give us the ear of policy makers in a way that would be very hard for a tiny organisation like ours. Keeping us up to date with developing policy and legislation has enabled our own organisational input to be better informed."
Consortium member

Communication Commitment

"The establishment of an interactive website enables schools to easily access toolkits, resources and even a personalised action plan to develop an individualised approach to meet the needs of their pupils. This is particularly timely, as it helps our members to prepare and to implement the SEND Reforms that became effective from 1 September 2014. Their 'commitment' provides essential practical support to improve pupil attainment and outcomes, in line with the Ofsted Framework."                                              
Specialist Advisor, National Association of Head Teachers