The Peterborough Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service (SALT) assesses, diagnoses and provides treatment for a range of speech, language, communication and feeding difficulties in children and young people.

How this service can help you

We can help and support children from birth to the end of secondary education who:

  • are experiencing speech sound disorders
  • have difficulties using or understanding language
  • need alternative or augmentative forms of communication - eg, signing or sympols
  • have a stammer
  • have non-behavioural feeding and swallowing difficulties

These difficulties may be associated with other complex health needs or disabilities or may be occurring in the absence of any other difficulties.

Following an initial assessment we will recommend activities and decide the need for further interventions. These may take the form of:

  • ongoing, regular, face-to-face therapy
  • consultative support via school-based programmes
  • parent training



Facilities available

The service is available Monday to Friday between 9am-5pm. We usually carry out initial assessments in clinics across Peterborough. Further interventions may be offered in clinics, pre-school and school settings (including special schools) and sometimes in families' own homes.

We can refund transport costs for families who receive Family Income Support or Working Families Tax Credit.

Interpreters are available if needed.

How do I access this service?

We have an open referral system and accept and encourage referrals from all health and education agencies.  We accept referrals for children meeting our eligibility criteria who live in the Peterborough City Council area and in Whittlesey and Yaxley.

Drop-in to see us

If your child is not yet at school you can come to one of our drop-in sessions to talk about your child's speech, language and communication or any other concerns you may have, with a speech and language therapist or assistant. Drop-ins are held at clinics or health centres. 

The next drop-in sessions in Peterborough are:

Honey Hill Children's Centre - Wednesday 18th July 1pm - 3pm
Caverstede Children's Centre - Friday 20th July 9:30am - 11:30am
Fulbridge Children's Centre - Friday 20th July 9:30am - 11:30am
First Steps Children's Centre (The Acorn Centre) - Monday 23rd July 9:30am - 11:30am
Jigsaw Children's Centre (Orton) - Thursday 26th July 9:30am - 11:30am

Farcet Children's Centre - Thursday, 2nd August 1pm - 3pm
Gladstone Children's Centre - Monday, 6th August 1pm - 3pm
Honey Hill Children's Centre - Wednesday 8th August 1pm - 3pm
First Steps Children's Centre (The Acorn Centre) - Monday 13th August 9:30am - 11:30am
Jigsaw Children's Centre (play room & hall Orton) - Tuesday 14th August 1pm - 3pm
Jigsaw Children's Centre (play room & hall Orton) - Tuesday 28th August 9:30am - 11:30am
East Children's Centre - Tuesday 28th August 9:30am - 11:30am


 You can find details of the Cambridgeshire drop-in sessions here


Below is a map with information about locations and dates of our drop-ins:


Where is it?

Clinics are held in various venues across the City, but the team is based:

Peterborough City Care Centre,
Thorpe Road, Peterborough,

Contact the service

  • 01733 847 166

Who provides the service?

The Peterborough Paediatric Speech and Language Therapy Service is provided by Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust. This is a specialist community service supporting complex health needs and disabilities, specific communication difficulties and the early intervention and prevention agenda.

Our team consists of therapists, specialist and generalist assistants and administrative staff.

Who is this service for?

The Peterborough Paediatric SALT service is for children and young people from birth to the end of their secondary school education who live in Peterborough, Whittlesey or Yaxley who are experiencing speech, language, communication or feeding difficulties and whose needs cannot be met within other mainstream services.


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The page was last updated on 16 July 2018 by salteditors.

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