Afasic supports parents with children and young people who have difficulties talking and understanding language. There is advice on the website for recognising concerns, claiming relevant benefits, sources of support in the community, support with speech at home, planning for life after 16 and support with SEN at school. Their helpline also provides a “listening ear” for parents who just want to talk to somebody who understands. Training resources and information available for professionals working with children and young people, many of them free to download. Around 6% of children starting school have speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) – an average of 2 in every classroom. Afasic is the UK charity representing children and young people with speech, language and communication difficulties, working for their inclusion in society and supporting their parents and carers. The service’s Advice and Information Services provide support to thousands of people every year, including Helpline and email support, free to download factsheets and access to our local networks.