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Waltham Forest Educational Psychology Service

We work in partnership with young people, families, schools, practitioners, services and voluntary agencies. EPs offer focused support informed by sound psychological theory to bring about positive change. The aim is to promote and facilitate the educational, social and emotional development of children and young people.

Most of our work takes place in schools and other educational settings (e.g. pre-schools, children centres, specialist provisions) with parents/carers, teachers and other adults to help children and young people make progress and address any concerns relating to their educational, social-emotional and well being.

We work closely with parents / carers and ensure their perceptions are key to any assessment undertaken. We acknowledge the invaluable knowledge parents have of their children and ensure a collaborative approach with key adults is implemented. If you have a concern about your child you can contact your educational setting or another professional to discuss your child’s individual needs and ask the setting to consider making a request for EP involvement.  Waltham Forest EPs will require parental consent before providing any input with your child.  Free ’parent drop-in’ sessions are also offered regularly to provide support and advice for parents /carers (please contact the service directly to find out dates / venues).

Below are some examples of the support Waltham Forest EPS provides:
Supporting children, young people / adults (0-25yrs), families, school staff and other practitioners through:


  • Tailoured comprehensive individual assessments and follow-up work with clear outcomes and evaluation
  • Bespoke training / workshops for school staff, practitioners and parents/carers.
  • Working with groups of children / young people to facilitate emotional and social development (e.g. well-being/mental health, building resilience, developing self-confidence, communication and interaction skills)
  • Strategic work with schools / provisions to develop whole school positive and effective special educational practice.
  • Individual interventions to bring about positive change (e.g. Cognitive Behavioural approaches, motivational interviewing, solution focused brief therapy).
  • Free ’parent drop-in’ sessions offered regularly to provide support and advice for parents /carers.
  • Working with children / young people, parents, schools and other professionals to support the Educational Health and Care Plans.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Educational Psychology Service
020 8496 1732
Related Organisation

Where to go

The Magistrates
Farnan Avenue
E17 4NX

Other Information




Age Ranges
Children and Young People aged 0 to 25 years

Local Offer

SEN Provision Type
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