Educational Psychology Service (Local Offer)


Educational Psychology Service

The Educational Psychology Service is for children and young people aged 0 to 25. The Educational Psychologists (EPs) are all registered with the Health Care Professions Council. They have specialist training and qualifications in Child Development, Psychology and Education.

Educational Psychologists give advice to professionals and parents/carers. The advice is about how to support educational, emotional and social development.

Where appropriate, Educational Psychologists carry out psychological assessments of children and young people. These assessments can be in early years settings or schools/colleges.

Requesting the involvement of an Educational Psychologist

Involving an Educational Psychologist

A request for the involvement of an EP is normally made by a school or other educational setting in the first instance.

The request will only be made after the school and parent/carer have discussed their concerns about a child/young person’s development and have together agreed that a request for involvement from the EP Service would be helpful. The request for involvement will not be accepted by the EP Service unless the parent/carer has given their full consent via a signature and not only verbally.

Sometimes a parent/carer may prefer to seek advice from an EP directly with regards to concerns they might have. Under these circumstances a parent/carer can book an appointment with the EPS as part of the open access Parent or Young Person consultation Service.

As the EP Service also works with young people up to the age of 25 they can also seek advice from an EP directly with regards to concerns that they may have with regard to their continued education. Under these circumstances a young person, aged 16 or over and attending a college placement, can book an appointment with the EPS, as part of the open access Parent or Young Person Consultation Service.

Educational Psychology open access Parent or Young Person Consultation Service

Educational Psychology open access Parent or Young Person Consultation Service

A parent/carer or young person (aged 16 or over and attending a college placement) can meet directly with an EP to discuss their concerns. The consultation meetings are held monthly using Microsoft TEAMS video conferencing. Consultations are by appointment only and bookings need to be made one month in advance. To book or enquire about dates please email

The aim is to give a parent / young person time and space to reflect on their concerns and consider ways in which they can help to move things forward for themselves or the child or young person.

The child or young person, under 16 years of age or still attending pre-school / school setting will not be needed at the appointment. However, if a parent / young person would find it helpful, a member of staff from the educational setting, another involved professional or friend/relative could accompany them to the appointment.- please provide their email addresses at the time of booking the appointment.

During the session the EP will prepare a written record of the consultation and email the parent or young person a copy. The EP will not share this information with other professionals unless the EP has permission or thinks a child or young person may be in danger or at risk.

At the time of booking the EPS will send a consent form which must be returned within 3 working days to secure the appointment. Due to demand for this service if the consent letter has not been returned to the EPS the appointment will be opened up again.

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Related Pages

  1. Education (Local Offer)

External Links

  1. SEND Resources and Training


  1. Educational psychology consultations in Peterborough
  2. Open access consultation parent/carer or young person leaflet 2023 -2024
  3. A guide for parents and carers and young people 2023
  4. Service delivery model 2023 - 2024

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