Information for educational settings
Solihull community educational psychology service is a centrally funded local authority service for Solihull settings. As such our settings will not be charged for statutory services provided as part of the core offer. In addition to the core offer, settings have the opportunity to purchase additional non-statutory community and educational psychology services.
Core offer (funded by local authority)
- Psychological advice for education, health and care (EHC) assessments.
- Contributing to annual reviews of EHC plans at the request of the START service.
- Providing expert advice and support for special educational needs and disability (SEND) mediation, tribunals & appeals.
- Consultation and support for looked after children.
- Rapid response for high needs social emotional and behaviour.
- Supporting schools following critical incidents.
Traded offer (purchased by settings)
- Casework with children 0-25.
- Work with families.
- Psychological assessment.
- Group, whole class, whole school interventions.
- Solution finding consultation with staff.
- Evidenced based therapeutic interventions for children, families and staff.
- Staff supervision and wellbeing support.
- Bespoke INSET.
- Organisational development.
Why choose Solihull community educational psychology service?
- We will allocate a dedicated link educational psychologist (EP) to you who will work with your setting, your collaborative, children and families.
- We will provide continuity for casework across non-statutory and statutory activities.
- We will provide you access to a team of 9 EPs that have expertise and knowledge of best evidence in the field of educational and family psychology.
- All our educational psychologists are registered with the health and care professions council and receive supervision and continuous professional development within the service. The service strives for continuous improvement through evaluation and quality standards.
- We believe in the importance of working with families and the educational setting.
- We are the only psychology service with direct and established links to services in education, health and social care across Solihull. This means that you benefit from an effective and coordinated approach
- We will work jointly with education, health and social care services for the benefit of children and families.
- Our commitment to the training of educational psychologists ensures that we are in touch with the current research and latest ideas that support evidenced based practice.
- We guarantee a model of service delivery that is quality assured, ethical and found of principles of social justice.
When you have commissioned the service, we will always negotiate the work with you and agree how best to respond to your needs. We will seek to support, complement and extend the knowledge and skills of your staff. We can respond flexibly and at different levels.
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.