Following GIRFEC principles, educational psychologists work closely with school staff, children and families as well as with a range of partner agencies.
This intervention can include contributing to the assessment of individual children and young people’s needs, including through formal structures such as the Approval and Matching Panel, delivering multiagency training, supporting research initiatives and collaborating on strategic initiatives such as developing guidance on mental health and wellbeing and effective transitions. Maximum impact is achieved where services work together effectively with a clear understanding of roles and responsibilities.
To support effective multiagency working, the psychological service has developed a brief guide for partners outlining our role and how to contact the service. We hope this is of help and would welcome feedback on any further information that it would be helpful for us to include.