Vision, Values and Aims


‘Everyone Attaining, Everyone Achieving through Excellent Experiences’ is the vision of East Renfrewshire’s Education Department.  The Psychological Service is committed to realising this vision and to Getting It Right for all children and young people in East Renfrewshire.  It is our belief that all children and young people have the potential to be confident individuals, successful learners, effective contributors and responsible citizens, and we strive to provide a sector leading psychological service that works collaboratively with others to ensure this potential is realised, and to improve outcomes for individuals, families and the wider community.



Inclusion, Equality, Diversity and Fairness
Holistic, Person-Centred and Therapeutic Approaches
Transparency, Accountability and Trust
Sensitivity, Respect, Openness and Honesty
Early Intervention and Prevention
Ethical, Reflective, Evidence-Based Practice
Innovation and Creativity
Partnership Working and the Empowerment of Others
Continuous Improvement and Self Evaluation


To provide the community with an excellent, accessible service that applies evidence based psychology to improve experiences and outcomes for children, young people and families.

To promote positive attitudes to social and cultural diversity.

To work collaboratively and effectively with others in the best interests of children and young people to ensure they are safe, healthy, active, nurtured, achieving, respected, responsible and included.

To make a positive difference in East Renfrewshire by empowering others, enhancing their emotional well-being, and developing their capacity for nurture and resilience.

To apply psychology that supports children and young people to develop skills for learning, life and work.

To plan for improvement in accordance with national, local authority and school priorities.

To maintain an ethos of continuous improvement through self-evaluation, and to involve service users and partners in this process.

To ensure high quality, effective practice through the assessment of impact and outcomes delivered for service users and partner agencies, and through a commitment to ongoing training and research.

To maintain an ethos of peer support, ongoing self-reflection and critical appraisal, and continuous professional development.

To participate in a high level of collaboration with other professionals in order to ensure the least intrusive and most effective service delivery that is preventative, where possible, and provides intervention at the earliest stage.

To make a positive contribution to the discipline of educational psychology.