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Educational Psychology Service

This page provides information for parents and carers, young people and children about how the Leicestershire Educational Psychology Service can support inclusion and learning, wellbeing, and positive futures for all.

Educational Psychology Helpline

The helpline runs every Wednesday from 9am to 11.30am. It is for all education providers, professionals and parents/carers in Leicestershire who wish to speak to an Educational Psychologist. Phone 0116 305 5100.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update: The helpline has been extended to run daily Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays) until further notice.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) helpful resources

Tips for Parents and Carers - supporting young people as they return to school or college (LEPS)  Opens new window

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Children's guide to Coronavirus (Children's Commissioner)  Opens new window

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Supporting children and young people with bereavement and loss (LEPS)  Opens new window

Wellbeing guide for children and young people during COVID-19 (LEPS)  Opens new window

Supporting children and young people with additional needs at home during COVID-19 (LEPS)  Opens new window

What we offer

Schools and educational settings are able to make referrals to our service if they have concerns about the learning, development or wellbeing of children and young people in their settings.

To ensure that our service is able to support children with the greatest need, we work collaboratively with schools and educational settings to prioritise casework.

If you have concerns about the development of your child or you are a young person with concerns of your own, we would advise you to speak to school or college staff and the SENDCO in the first instance. You are also able to phone our helpline to discuss your concerns further. Please see details of the helpline at the top of this page.

We also provide psychological advice to contribute to the Education and Health Care needs assessment process.

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