Welcome to The Balanced System®
speech, language and communication pathway


A journey to support children and young people for parents, carers and professionals

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If your area isn’t listed, you can still browse and access information and resources from across the UK that help towards outcomes for children and young people.


About The Balanced System® framework

The Balanced System® framework is a way of making sure that in a setting, school or local area, the right provisions are available for parents, carers and professionals to help children and young people develop their speech, language and communication.

The framework is organised in five strands or themes and across three levels. All of these are important to get the whole system working at its best.  To find out more, choose parents and carers, or professionals, to follow the best journey for you.

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The Balanced System Framework

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