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Accessing the Service

Procedures for Accessing Support from the Educational Psychology Service for a child with Special Educational Needs

Educational Psychologists

Information for Parents

According to the Code of practice (2001 Education Act) parents with concerns should:

  • Discuss concerns with their child's or young person's school / early years setting
  • Be informed by the SENCo (Special Educational Needs Coordinator) of the child's or young person's stage on the Code of Practice and the professionals involved
  • Be involved in the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP) and attend regular reviews at school
  • Contact Parent Partnership if they feel the child's or young person's needs are not being met
  • Discuss the involvement of the Educational Psychology Service with the school/early years setting SENCo if concerns remain
  • Discuss any further concerns with school or pre-school and appropriate agencies including Parent Partnership Service
  • Address health concerns (if appropriate) with a General Practitioner.
  • Information for Parents (PDF 208 KB)
  • Information for children meeting with an Educational Psychologist (PDF 126 KB)

Information for Schools

All schools  in Worcestershire are allocated a contact Educational Psychologist. Schools should discuss possible  EP involvement both with the child/ young person's  parents  and with the  EP  allocated to the school. Following  initial  agreement, school  will need to complete a Request for   EP Involvement  form  requiring written parental consent   and this should   be returned fully completed  in advance  of the EP's  school visit.

 

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This page was last reviewed 24 April 2013 at 16:03.
The page is next due for review 21 October 2014.