Information for Parents and Carers

Information Leaflet for Parents

Educational Psychologists (EPs) work to promote the wellbeing and educational success of children and young people. EPs visit Children's Centres, schools and other community venues. EPs discuss children's needs and possible interventions with the key people, including parents, teachers and other staff members.

Schools are offered regular Planning and Review Meetings where they discuss whole school issues (e.g. training) as well as monitoring individual children and prioritising the few who need direct involvement. We can provide training for staff or more specific advice about a particular child. Permission is always required before an EP can directly discuss, observe or worth with a child.

You will usually be invited in to discuss your child’s progress and any concerns you may have. When this is not possible due to exceptional circumstances a telephone call can be arranged.

If we work directly with your child we might:

  • Observe them working or when playing: This may help us to understand how they respond to learning tasks or identify where relationships with adults or other children are going wrong 
  • Talk with them: This may help us to understand how they feel about learning or the difficulties they might face at school
  • Sometimes we will give them some tasks to do: This may help us to compare their performance with other children and decide whether they need intervention in particular areas. 
  • We might look at their work: This may help us to understand why learning is difficult for them and how it can be adapted to help them succeed.
  • If we do work with your child, rest assured that we are looking to help them succeed. We will do our best to ensure that they are comfortable and enjoy their time with us.

All Babcock LDP Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council and are Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked.

If you have any queries, please talk with your school in the first instance. If you then still have further queries or questions, please contact us.

For general information regarding the local offer for Children and Young People please click here.

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