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Educational and child psychology

What do we offer?

Educational and Child Psychologists have expertise in using and applying psychology to support children and young people, parents, schools and the wider community.

We offer the following:

  • Work with individuals, groups, schools, families and the community across a number of settings.
  • Assessment and intervention with children who have diverse and complex needs.
  • Support and advice on effective child development.
  • Training, project work and research.
  • Support for critical incidents in schools.
  • Out of Borough assessments of children with complex needs
  • Bespoke services to meet individual needs.

[Video] Parents interview two Educational and Child Psychologists about their role

Assessment and intervention

We offer a range of specialist assessments (including contributions to formal assessments as part of the statementing process) in order to identify a child or young person's educational and developmental needs.
This information is used to offer advice on how best to support the child or young person.

Advice can be provided for schools, parents, the local authority or other partner organisations such as The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).

Our aim is to provide holistic assessments covering learning and social and emotional needs.

Work with families and the wider community

As part of their work with schools our psychologists also meet with parents to discuss any assessments and recommendations that they have provided to support applications for additional funding.

We work closely with the Early Years Team to support children, families and schools.

School development

Our psychologists have extensive experience working with schools and are skilled and experienced in delivering training on a range of educational issues including, learning, behaviour and social and emotional development.

In addition to this educational psychologists are trained to work with organisations, such as schools, to facilitate their development through the use of research and project work.

All of our psychologists are registered with the Health Professions Council as Practitioner Psychologists.

More information and contact details

You can find out more about Sandwell's Educational and Child Psychology Service by reading this brochure.

You can contact us at Connor Education Centre, Connor Road, West Bromwich, B71 3DJ or by telephone on 0121 569 2777.

Alternatively you can email at inclusion_support@sandwell.gov.uk