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KIDS- Kids Independently Developing Skills

This website for parents, professionals and young people provides an understanding early child development and  has a range of resources to promote children and young people being as independent as they can be. We have had great feedback from parent who have found this site helpful.

http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/kids

 

Bereavement policy launch!

Ainsley McGoldrick worked alongside Education staff and charities such as Child Bereavement UK to develop guidelines for school on supporting children who are affected by bereavement, loss and grief. There guidelines have now been launched at a recent training event which was very well attended by most school in East Renfrewshire. This training was positively evaluated and there is a plan to have a second day next year for those that could not attend. The guidelines provide schools with guidance on how to respond when a bereavement happens in the school community and has information on a number of resources to support this. Leaflets for parents/ carers and children / young people were also produced. There are going to be a number of themed workshops throughout the year to follow this launch. The guidelines and leaflets are now available on our website.

Validated Self Evaluation 2017

We are delighted to share our Validated Self Evaluation report! The team worked extremely hard alongside partners to effectively identify our strengths and areas for improvement. We will be using this information to create an action plan which we will share with you soon. You will find all the details of our VSE on here.

Service newsletter

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Our latest service newsletter covers latest developments of the School Improvement Partnership programme, updates on Parent Workshops and some new projects that the Educational Psychology service has been involved in! You can read all about it here.

Digital media and your child

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These days you will hear many different opinions about allowing your children to play with your phone, iPad or other digital media devices. While it can be a useful tool for many parents, it is important to pay attention not only to the amount of time children spend in front of the screen, it is equally important how, when and where the devises are used. American Academy of Pediatrics has recently updated the guidelines advising on the role of digital media in child development. You can read more about this here.

 

Some changes in our team!

We are happy to announce that Siobhan Wilson has successfully completed her studies and has been appointed as a Probationer Educational Psychologist.

Due to this and other developments in our team, some changes to school allocations have been made. You can find the updated list of our psychologists by establishment here.

If you have any queries or concerns please do not hesitate to get in touch at ps@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk or call 0141 577 8510