North Lincolnshire

Our speech and language therapists work as part of the wider children’s therapy team, providing speech and language therapy in schools, hospitals and children’s centres.

Overview of services

Therapy is provided to children and young people through:

Early years work in the community

We run clinics from at Barton Children’s Centre and the Ironstone Centre in Scunthorpe. We only accept referrals for children over the age of three. We work closely with parents, children centre staff, health visitors and nursery staff to help children who are late talkers get the best help possible.

Ironstone Centre, West Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6HX

Barton Children’s Centre, Council Terrace off Castledyke West, Barton upon Humber, DN18 5AP

There is no direct line at these venues. Please call the department on 01724 203755 if you need to get in touch


Mainstream schools: Once a child starts school, they will usually be offered a school based speech and language therapy service. This is to make sure that school staff know how best to support them – and to minimise disruption to their learning. Close links with parents continue to be crucial – and parents are invited to all speech and language therapy sessions.
Special schools: St Luke’s and St Hugh’s school have speech and language therapists who visit regularly. The speech and language therapist works closely with school staff to meet the needs of children with communication difficulties and eating and drinking problems, who need specialist support in addition to the help already provided by the teaching team.

The child development centre

Some children may need help in more than one area of their development. Speech and language therapists at the Child Development Centre contribute to multi-disciplinary assessment of a child’s needs. They will then work with parents and the other professionals involved to provide the right help and support – which may include group sessions or visits to nursery / home.

Links with the hospital

We work in partnership with hospital staff to provide the right treatment and support for children. This includes providing help for babies and children with feeding difficulties.
Children Development Centre, St Nicholas House, Shelford Street, Scunthorpe, DN15 6NU

There is no direct line at this venue. Please call the department on 01724 203755 if you need to get in touch.

Specialist services

In addition to the services above, we:

  • Run specialist clinics for babies and children with cleft lip and palate – linked to the Centre of Excellence in Nottingham
  • Provide clinic based therapy for children and young people who stammer
  • Provide additional input for St Hugh’s School (which is funded by the school) to promote communication skills across the curriculum
  • Provide training for other professionals.


Children can be referred to the service by health visitors, nursery staff, children centre staff, schools, GP’s, hospital staff and other professionals. If you have a concern about your child please contact one of the people above or find out more about speech, language and communication needs through the talking point website.

Contact us

Children’s therapy team
Monarch House
Arkwright Way
Queensway Industrial Estate
DN16 1AL
(01724) 203755

Please note our office hours are 8am to 4pm.

Local offer website

North Lincolnshire Special Educational Needs & Disability (SEND) website