Working in Partnership to Improve Outcomes for Children in Falkirk
The service prioritises working with schools where there is a critical incident and there is a need for psychological support.
We receive Requests for Assistance from schools, Social Work, the Additional Support for Learning Team as well as directly from parents. For most parents they should discuss the progress of their child with the school or ELC staff before considering whether an Educational Psychologist is required.
We provide our service in the following ways:
Provide general advice, usually to the manager of the school about the type of issue raised, in which case there is no need for Educational Psychologist involvement.
Provide specific advice and problem-solving about a child, where the parent has consented, to school managers, social workers or other colleagues. A copy of this advice is available.
Agree to become involved in more depth, where consultation, advice and assessment are likely to be required by an Educational Psychologist. Further consent from the parents or young person will be sought.
Team Around the Child
When we agree to become involved, the Team Around the Child has already undertaken assessment and intervention on the child’s areas of strengths and difficulty and the Educational Psychologist joins that process. The Educational Psychologist will discuss the child and their progress with the parents and the members of the Team Around the Child, such as the staff in the school or nursery to identify an appropriate level of involvement for the psychologist. It may involve further assessment from the Educational Psychologist such as through observation or a specific assessment method. The Educational Psychologist would advise the parent and child of this.
We also provide:
We publish reports on how well we are preforming on an annual basis.