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What we do
We offer a range of advice, assessment, training and interventions to support children and young people 0-25 years old. We work with families, staff and other professionals in a range of settings, applying psychology to promote positive outcomes.
All our educational psychologists have approved professional qualifications and are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council.
The Educational Psychology Service is a not for profit organisation.
Referring a child
Parental consent and the consent of the child/young person (when over the age of 10 years old and able to make an informed decision) will always be obtained before any involvement takes place.
Nursery aged children
Most of the work that educational psychologists do in nurseries is arranged by the Early Learning and Childcare Team (ELCT) and funded by the council. Nurseries should contact ELCT for support. Occasionally maintained nurseries (nurseries that are part of primary schools) will organise involvement directly with us, either using their school time or by purchasing additional time (prices for all settings are listed in the service brochure).
School aged children
Each academic year, all schools in Wigan receive time from the Educational Psychology Service time that is funded by the council. Schools are able to commission more time from the service to suit their requirements. Each school has a named educational psychologist who works with the school’s Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCo) to organise the work that needs to be done.