Become a Local Champion with The Communication Trust
The Trust relies on local practitioners who are
able to spread the word on the importance of speech, language and
communication where it is needed most. There is now the chance to
harness the vital activity you do and become a Local Champion. By
becoming a Local Champion, you're helping The Communication Trust
to support children's communication to reach the top of the local
agenda in your area as well as gain a higher national profile.
Since 2007, the Trust has been successful in achieving greater
acknowledgement of the importance of children's communication - but
we couldn't have done it alone! During the Hello campaign in 2011 a legion of
local coordinators were crucial in generating engagement in the
Learning from Hello and
changes to the political landscape, the Trust is now recruiting
Local Champions who can link the activities of the Trust to the
context of their local area. By taking on the voluntary role, you
will help us to ensure that the importance of children's speech,
language and communication continues to be acknowledged!
What is the Local
Local Champions are volunteers who will spread the word on the
importance of speech, language and communication where it is needed
- Awareness raising:
Champion the cause where you live and work.
We would really like to hear about your good work. This will help
us share local examples when working on national policy
- Strive for best practice:
Signpost to resources and training.
- Local policy: Have your
say and highlight issues of concern regarding speech, language and
communication and speech language and communication needs
Your essential practical information about how policy reforms are
having an impact on your day to day practice will allow us to echo
this in our lobbying and policy work.
- Feeding back: Is there
brilliant work going on in your local area? Tell us about it!
We want to hear about people who are making a difference to
children and young people.
What will I get out of
being a Local Champion?
- Access to a dedicated web page of information, including news
from the sector, as well as interesting and relevant policy
- Bespoke email updates with latest news from the Trust.
- Updates on the political landscape, including information on
changes. This will include up-to-date information on policy
consultation responses submitted by the Trust as well as briefing
papers and links to further information about policy activity
around the Children and Families Act and the SEND reform
- Showcase your good work nationally and share best practise with
others. We are keen to hear about the great things you are doing.
We also showcase a list of our Local Champions, allowing you to
network with others who are championing the cause!
- Show off your good work - add your role to your signature and
So why not sign
If you are interested in becoming a Local Champion, or you have any
questions about the volunteer role, then please email firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Rosie Alouat on 0207 843 2526.
We'd also value information about you and how you see the role
of Local Champion supporting what you do now.