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Cognus/LBS SaLT recognised by Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT)

Cognus/LBS SaLT recognised by Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists (RCSLT) for raising the profile of speech and language therapy in justice settings and how speech and language therapists can support vulnerable children and young people

Having been nominated by one her colleagues in the Cognus Therapies Team, Lisa Ogden, Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, received a Giving Voice UK award for raising the profile of speech and language therapy in justice settings and how speech and language therapists can support vulnerable children and young people.

 Please see below the nomination speech from Jodie Sills, Specialist Speech and Language Therapist at Cognus.

“Hi, my name is Jodie Sills and I’m a speech and language therapist at Cognus in Sutton and I have nominated my colleague, Lisa Ogden, for a Giving Voice Award. Lisa is a speech and language therapist who has worked within the London borough of Sutton’s Youth Offending service since 2010. She also chairs the Criminal Justice and Secure Settings Clinical Excellence network. Lisa’s provided training about the speech, language and communication needs of young people in the criminal justice system both nationally and internationally, including the police and court staff. She’s passionate about supporting others with understanding ways to communicate with and engage young people in criminal justice systems, as well as making information accessible to them. Thank you Lisa for your hard work and dedication to raising the profile of communication needs in this cohort of young people.”

What an amazing submission from Jodie about the fantastic work that Lisa does! Please see below what Lisa said on receiving the award.

Acceptance speech from Consultant Speech and Language Therapist, Lisa Ogden.

“Thank you so much for this, I really appreciate it. I would like to thank Jodie for nominating me. I would also like to thank the other inspirational speech and language therapists who are working in this area up and down the country. I am proud to chair the CEN and the peer support group in London. There is such energy and passion among these therapists. I thank them all for their generosity of spirit in sharing their knowledge and resources. It’s good to be part of the team.”

What an amazing accolade for Lisa to receive in recognition of the fantastic work that she does with vulnerable children and young people in the London Borough of Sutton.