Action For Stammering Children (ASC)

Action For Stammering Children (ASC)

Charity information

Action For Stammering Children (ASC)

Action for Stammering Children is a UK charity that transforms the lives of children, young people and their parents who stammer through the provision of expert, specialist help and support.

Founded 1989

  • Mission statement

    Established in 1989, our mission is to increase the availability of specialist services for children and young people so that they are able to meet the challenges created by their stammer.

    Children who stammer experience incredibly powerful feelings of sadness, loneliness, confusion, embarrassment and frustration. A stammer often leaves a child struggling to make friends, not taking part in lessons and under-performing at school. A stammer has a devastating impact on a child’s confidence and their ability to do all the normal things that other children take for granted. It often results in a child being isolated, teased and bullied.

    Some 5% of pre-school and 1. 2% of school age children stammer, resulting in over 150,000 children in the UK who would benefit from specialist help and support. This expertise is not widely available and as a result the majority of people who require help are not getting it. For a child or young person the result can be truly devastating.

    ASC commissions services that would not otherwise be available at the Michael Palin Centre in London.

  • Aims

    Action For Stammering Children (ASC) aims to:

    • DOUBLE each donation and so DOUBLE the children we can help through our Christmas Appeal.
    • Increase the availability of specialist help and support for children, young people and their families through our designated helpline.
    • Increase the number of Speech & Language therapists trained in how to work with children and young people who stammer.
    • Fund and promote research into the effectiveness of therapy and the impact of stammering.
  • Overview

    Established: March 1989

    Registered Charity Number: 801171

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 2

    Part time staff: 1

    Volunteers: 25

    Phone number: 020 3316 8113

    Address: C/O The Michael Palin Centre 13-15 Pine Street London EC1R 0JG

    View charity accounts on the Charity Commission website