Statutory Duties: Educational Psychology Service

The Special Educational Need's Code of Practice requires, by statute, that the local authority obtain psychological advice for any child being considered for special educational provision. This work is provided free of charge to schools by the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) once an Education, Health and Care needs assessment has been agreed.

The production of statutory psychological advice is a core function of the service and is the subject of rigorous weekly quality control. The service also helps the Authority discharge its statutory duties by:

For information about securing educational psychologist time that has been written into a child's draft or final EHCP please see Educational Psychologist Time Written into EHCPs