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Educational Psychology Service (West Team) - BCP Council

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 C& if you experience difficulties with the service.

If you live in Bournemouth or Christchurch please contact the East Office.

Inclusion and Family Services
BCP Council
Dolphin Centre
BH15 1SA
01202 262009
Contact Name
Dr Jo Bispham
Contact Position
Senior Educational Psycologist
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Area coverage
Times Available:
Monday to Thursday - 8.30 am to 5.15 pm
Friday 8.30 am to 4.45 pm

We also have a telephone consultation service which runs on a Wednesday from 1.00 pm to 4.00 pm during term time.
All Year Round
From 0 years  to 25 years .
There is no charge to families for our service. All pre-statutory services and some post-statutory services are charged to the school.
Referral Criteria:
Via School
Referral Procedure:
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 Wednesday between 1 and 4 pm (term time only).

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?