Educational Psychology Service

Helping children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities by providing advice and support

Part of the work that Educational Psychologists do is to work with education providers, like nurseries, schools and colleges. We also work with children and young people aged 0 to 25 and their parents or carers.

When we work with children to support their development and learning, it is usually because their education provider or the local authority has asked us to.

We work to support schools, children and their families in a range of ways. These may include:

  • Problem-solving talks with parents and staff
  • Working as part of a multi-agency team
  • Assessing individual pupils
  • Offering advice on support
  • Contributing to Education and Health Care plans
  • Responding early to serious incidents of bereavement
  • Training for school staff, parents and young people
  • Working with the school on whole school issues
  • Individual and group therapeutic interventions
  • Completing research projects about ways of supporting children and young people.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a lot of helpful information that may answer your questions on the Local Offer.

The Council for disabled children website also has support and guidance information.

Telephone consultation

During term time, we have a telephone consultation service which is free for school staff, parents, children and professionals who are supporting children who live, or attend school, in the BCP council area. The consultation takes the form of a problem-solving conversation.

We offer this on a Wednesday from 1pm to 4pm. Please call us on 01202 456388.

Additional telephone consultation line for parents and carers during the COVID-19 pandemic

BCP Educational Psychology Service is offering an additional helpline dedicated to supporting parents/carers to address concerns they may have regarding their child’s development, learning or social and emotional wellbeing. This will be available during term time:

  • 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 4pm Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

You will need to provide some initial information about your child and indicate your preference for when you will be able to receive a call back. We will aim to contact you within 2 working days.

To provide this information, please complete the form.