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Educational Psychology Service

The Educational Psychology Service for the City of London uses psychology to promote the wellbeing and learning of children and young people aged 0-25.

We work closely with other professionals, staff in settings, parents/carers and the young people themselves to ensure that children and young people have their special educational needs (SEN) identified early and then receive the right kind of evidence-based intervention.

In order to be effective in helping settings make a difference for these children we:

  • Work within a consultative framework that may lead to direct assessment work to inform intervention over time
  • Problem-solve and reframe situations to identify and promote different perspectives
  • Listen to the needs and views of everyone with whom we work and consult directly with the young person to give them a voice
  • Help settings implement strategies and interventions at an individual, group, class, year group or whole school level
  • Provide training in specialist areas of need
  • Support school staff in responding to and managing a critical incident

We become involved if the child or young person:

  • Attends Sir John Cass Foundation Primary School or Child and Family Centre and been identified with SEN
  • Is undergoing a statutory Education, Health and Care (EHC) assessment
  • Has been issued with an EHC plan and the provision is being reviewed or concerns are raised

We may also become involved when a child or young person resident in the City of London is out of school due to exclusion or non-attendance.

Who to contact

Contact Name
Laurence Hime
020 7332 1537

Where to go

Department of Community and Children Services
5th floor, North Wing, Guildhall

Other Details


Age Ranges
Referral Details

Referral by school or setting

Local Offer

Local Offer Age Bands
Secondary (11 to 16)
Young Adults (16 to 25)
Early Years (0 to 5)
Primary (5 to 11)


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