Hello is the national year of communication – a campaign to increase understanding of how important it is for children and young people to develop good communication skills. The campaign is run by The Communication Trust, a coalition of over 35 leading voluntary sector organisations, in partnership with Jean Gross, the Government’s Communication Champion.
10% of all children have long term or persistent speech, language and communication needs
7% of all children have speech, language and communication needs as their main difficulty also known as specific language impairment (SLI)
3% of all children have speech, language and communication needs as part of another condition such as autism
At least 60% of young people in the youth justice system have communication needs
Hello aims to make communication for all children and young people a priority in homes and schools across the UK so that they can live life to the full. The campaign is backed by the Department for Education and supported by BT.
In the UK today over 1 million children and young people have some form of speech, language and communication need