Welcome to Educational Psychology
The Educational Psychology Service is the sole provider commissioned by Birmingham City Council to carry out statutory work in order to identify, assess and monitor children, young people and young adults with special educational needs.
In addition to our statutory work, schools, early years settings and other educational establishments are able to purchase an annual subscription package for a visiting Educational Psychologist. This service is available to all maintained settings, academies, and free schools within the Birmingham Local Authority.
A Trusted Service of the Highest Quality
During a time of unprecedented change in the field of education and special educational needs, we understand your need for expert, professional support and advice. Last year over 88% of Birmingham schools subscribed to the Birmingham Educational Psychology Service.
All of our Educational Psychologists have Enhanced Certificates with the Disclosure and Barring Service and are registered with the Health and Care Professionals Council. Our Psychologists undertake regular professional supervision and Continuing Professional Development in order to keep their skills and knowledge up to date. This enables us to provide you with a service that is quality assured through rigorous performance management and extensive attention to service user feedback.
Evidence based practice and quality research is at the heart of our work. The Birmingham Educational Psychology Service provides teaching and supervision on the professional research Doctorates at the Universities of Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham, and Essex / Tavistock Clinic NHS Trust.
Putting children at the centre
We know that the best outcomes are achieved through positive collaboration between families, schools and support services. We understand that change is maximised through child centred planning, assessment and intervention. We are passionate about applying high-quality psychology to make a positive difference to children and young people’s lives.
Educational Psychology offers traded services that adhere to the British Psychological Society’s Code of Ethics, Conduct and Professional Practice Guidelines (2011), and Ethical Trading: Guidelines for Practice for Educational Psychologists (2013). This means:
- We only offer services that meet our professional standards.
- We work within our level of competence.
- We work with integrity ensuring that we are open and honest about where we can, and at times cannot, help.
- We seek informed consent from all users of our service.
- We ensure we provide clear information about our role as educational psychologists.
- We follow procedures that protect privacy and adhere to confidentiality rights.
- We promote open communication between all parties to assist positive change.
- Our safeguarding responsibility to all vulnerable children and young people will always supersede our trading activities.