Our child-centred service that is evidence-based and quality-assured. As one of the largest teams of educational psychologists in England we develop and invest in specialist areas of knowledge and practice.
Our educational psychology team have a specialist Looked After Children Team who work closely with the Virtual School and Social Workers in Manchester.
The EP-LAC team offer regular ‘drop-in’ consultations to all social workers. The team also offer schools the opportunity to discuss the needs of Manchester looked after children and young people via a telephone consultation which can be booked online. Find out more by contacting Manchester Virtual School.
These consultations provide the opportunity for discussion and joint problem solving to improve educational outcomes. They also support the Virtual School in offering training and guidance for schools/colleges and nurseries educating looked after children/young people. The work of the EP-LAC Team includes a number of different approaches - consultation, advice on the SEND/EHC code of practice and processes, intervention/outcome planning, and attendance at PEP meetings and training.