Educational Psychology Service

Dumfries and Galloway Educational Psychology Service is a statutory educational service for children and young people normally resident in, or looked after by, Dumfries and Galloway council.

Our team

All of our Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health and Care Professional Council. .  Our role is to apply psychology and research evidence to improve the educational experiences and outcomes for all children and young people. We also work with education staff, parents, carers, social workers and health professionals to meet the needs of children and young people with Additional Support for Learning Needs and support them to achieve their potential.

What we do

The role of an Educational Psychologist can vary depending on the situation and a young person's needs.  In our region the team are usually involved at primary and secondary school ages but can be involved from the early years to the transition into adulthood. Our services are normally requested by the child's school.

To find out more please see our 'What do we do' Leaflet designed in collaboration with parental representatives to answer the most commonly asked questions.

Request assistance

Parents and carers can request a telephone consultation of up to 30 minutes with the team by calling or emailing.  This service involves listening to your concerns about your child's learning, wellbeing, development or experience of school.  We can then problem solve possible actions with you, provide advice or signpost you to appropriate services.

If following this you wish further assistance, then please ask your child's school to sign up for a consultation or submit a request for assistance.  For a request to be agreed there needs to be parental consent, a child's plan in place, evidence of intervention already tried and a role for an educational psychologist that cannot be met by a one-off consultation.  Demand for our service is high and we do prioritise based on needs.  We often open cases at consultation only level. 

Page last updated: 02/06/2021
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