The Educational Psychology Service is a specialist team working for Falkirk Council Children’s Services. Our aim is to provide a high quality psychology service through consultation for the children and families who require this most, using a knowledgeable and supportive, team approach.
We can be involved in supporting children and young people from birth to 25 years old. An Educational Psychologist will work with a child and family if there are concerns about the development, learning or behaviour of the child. The service is also focused on improving outcomes for children through training, development work and general advice.
This blog provides an overview of the work of the educational psychology service and updates as we develop our innovative, responsive, ambitious and trusted service.
There is a linked blog with materials, and guidance aimed at Falkirk practitioners. Other people may find it useful too. In particular the Materials and Guidance section contains useful information for teachers.
Update – March 2020
In the context of school closures due to Coronavirus, the Falkirk Educational Psychology Service, in keeping with government advice, will not be undertaking home visits. |We are providing our service remotely, and like most services are developing approaches where we can provide an effective service, whilst following the government advice on preventing the virus or Covid-19 spreading.
We have published advice on this Blog for parents and practitioners to encourage learning and wellbeing at home. Please come back to these pages as we will be updating.
If you have discovered great advice or materials you would like us to know about please send these to our email address in the contact details section.
Telephone Consultation and Advice
We can be contacted by phone by staff or parents who are keen to seek our advice on promoting learning and development of children, particularly those with additional support needs.
Please call 01324 506600. You will need to provide
- your name and contact details
- a convenient time to call you back,
- the name of the child, their school and date of birth
- a brief indication of the concern or issue and the advice you have already received from the child’s school,
- (and indicate if you have consent from the parent if you are not the parent).
We will contact you back, although it may not be the same day.
The Association of Principal Educational Psychologists has published this advice:
Protecting children and young people
Start a conversation: Tweet to @EdPsychFalkirk