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Waltham Forest educational psychology service

Educational psychologists offer support bringing about positive change in young people.

Last updated: 23 January 2023

The aim is to promote and facilitate the educational, social and emotional development of children and young people.

Most of our work takes place in schools and other educational settings (e.g. pre-schools, children centres, specialist provisions) with parents/carers, teachers and other adults to help children and young people make progress and address any concerns relating to their educational, social emotional and well being. We work closely with parents / carers and ensure their perceptions are key to any assessment undertaken. 

We work in partnership with young people, families, schools, practitioners, services and voluntary agencies.

How can I get educational psychologists (EP) involved?

If you have a concern about your child, please contact the educational setting or another professional and ask the setting to consider making a request for EP's involvement.  Waltham Forest EPs will require parental consent before providing any input with the child.

What support can Waltham Forest EPS provide:

Tailored comprehensive individual assessments and follow up work with clear outcomes and evaluation

  • Bespoke training, workshops for school staff, practitioners and parents, carers.
  • Working with groups of children, young people to facilitate emotional and social development (e.g. well being/mental health, building resilience, developing self confidence, communication and interaction skills)
  • Strategic work with schools. Provisions to develop whole school positive and effective special educational practice.
  • Individual interventions to bring about positive change (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural approaches, motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy).
  • Free ’parent drop-in’ sessions offered regularly to provide support and advice for parents, carers.
  • Working with children, young people, parents, schools and other professionals to support the Educational Health and Care Plans.

Cost: Free

Available to age range: Children and Young People aged 0 to 25.

SEN Provision Type: Targeted