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Educational Psychology Service - BCP Council

Educational Psychology Service  - BCP Council logo

We are a team of HCPC registered Educational Psychologists providing services to children and young people aged 0 to 25 and their families.

We work with educational settings and other agencies to help children and young people effectively access education and work in close partnership with children, young people and their parents and carers.

The team is managed by a Principal Educational Psychologist who can be contacted at you experience difficulties with the service.

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Venue/Contact Details
BCP Council Civic Centre
Bourne Avenue
Area coverage
BCP Area
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  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilet
Times and Costs
Opening times:
Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm. Friday 9am to 4:30pm. We also have a telephone consultation service which runs on a Tuesday from 1pm to 4pm during term time.
Further opening details:
  • Afternoon
  • Morning
  • Daily
  • All Year Round
There is no charge to families for our service. All pre-statutory services and some post-statutory services are charged to the school.
Ages, Booking Details and Referral Information
From 0 years to 25 years
Referral process:
  • The potential need for our involvement is usually raised by staff in a school via a referral form and planning meeting. Parents, carers and young people between 16 and 25 can contact us directly to discuss whether we might be able to provide support. We provide a telephone consultation service on a Tuesday between 1 and 4 pm (term time only).
SEND Local Offer SEND

The Educational Psychology team support children and young people with cognition and learning needs; behavioural, social and emotional needs; communication and interaction needs and physical, medical and sensory needs. We build on and contribute to support that has been given to a child or young person as part of the graduated response for SEND in order to help them effectively access education.

Are your staff DBS Approved?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance?