Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Welcome to the Babcock LDP Educational Psychology Service website. On here you will find information regarding the service, what we offer, who we may be involved with and who you can contact for more information. We also have a wide range of practical resources and guidance documents in our resources section.


The Educational Psychology Service is concerned with the positive development, learning, achievement and well-being of children and young people. Members of our team are Educational Psychologists (EPs) and we work closely with schools, families, pre-schools, and colleges to promote positive outcomes for children and young people.

All EPs have: 

  • Specialist post-graduate qualifications and expertise in the application of psychology in education. 
  • An excellent knowledge of the current education system including the SEND legislation and Devon specific processes.
  • A detailed understanding of child development and special educational needs (SEN)
  • Substantial experience supporting children and young people. 
  • Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

The team is organised into four locality teams across Devon, based in the North (Barnstaple), South (Totnes) and there are two central teams (East and West). Each team services a group of learning communities and the children, young people and families living in those learning communities.

Service Delivery

Working in partnership with Devon County Council, the Educational Psychology Service is commissioned to provide services and support to the most vulnerable and complex children and young people in Devon.

We also welcome school requests for traded work and are happy to consider all areas of work related to our areas of expertise.

The Devon County Council Policy on the use of EPs can be found here. 

Please see our services page to find out more about what we offer.


Attachment based mentoring is a relational, child centred and holistic approach to supporting our most vulnerable children.

The approach aims to enable children to feel safe, connected, and capable - forming positive relationships and enjoying learning.

Our EP has always been amazing.  He helps us and advises, so that we try to implement strategies before we contact him.  Can't speak highly enough of him.

Educational Psychology Testimonial

Headteacher, St John's Catholic PS

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