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Schools and Community Psychology Service (SCPS) - Coronavirus

Support during the COVID-19 pandemic -We are continuing to offer consultation, advice, assessment and where possible and appropriate, intervention services via telephone, email and video link. 

We are currently experiencing some technical difficulties with our phone number which we hope will be resolved as soon as possible.

Here is how you can reach us by phone.

Telephone: 020 8871 8745 (temporary number due to technical difficulties)

020 8871 8744 (usual number for the service – to be restored)

We are sorry about the difficulties. You can also reach your Educational Psychologist through their email, and request a call back.

Please take a look at our infographics, resources and links:

Here is a link to the excellent advice from the British Psychological Society on talking to children about Covid 19 

Please check our page for updates over the next few days, as we will be adding other resources that you may find helpful.


This service is for children, young people (0 to 25 years) who live in Wandsworth, who attend a Wandsworth maintained nursery or school or who are looked after by Wandsworth, and for their families and the practitioners who work with them. You can visit our Wiki website to see and hear what we do. 

We work with partners in education, health and social care in a number of different services and settings to improve inclusion and well being for those with additional or special needs.

Consultation, advice and intervention are offered on:

  • support for children’s learning;
  • social, emotional difficulties and behavior management
  • psychological well being and mental health
  • parenting and early development

The service offers assessment of children's needs to help inform intervention and decisions about educational approaches, support and placement.

We are offering critical incident support to schools, other settings and services to support the emotional wellbeing of staff at the present time.  Please contact us if your staff require support or a space to talk.

Parents who are worried about their children, should contact their school in the first instance.

We also offer critical incident support to schools where there has been a significant event effecting the emotional well being of pupils and staff.

We usually work with children and their families and other professionals to help us understand the situation and ensure a coordinated approach to change.

Where required, Educational Psychologists will use an interpreter. The service aims to meet with parents / carers and children or young people in whatever setting is most convenient and accessible.

More information in our leaflet.

On our Wiki website.

Advice for Parents

Who to contact

Contact Name
For further information please contact our office manager

Advice for professionals

Where to go

Schools and Community Psychology Service
Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
SW18 2PU
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Time / Date Details

When is it on
Monday - Friday: 8.30am - 5pm


Referral required
Referral Details

If you have a concern about at child or young person or you are a child or young person and you have a concern, we advise you approach a teacher or other professional known to you.

To use the service a professional such as a Special Needs Coordinator (SENCo), health worker or social worker needs to make a referral. This is usually done with a parent / carer or young person, through the completion of an Early Help Assessment (EHA) form.  This collects information about the concerns, strengths and the child or young person's needs.

Other notes

Complaints, concerns or compliments: Initially these should be addressed to the Educational Psychologist involved. In the case of any complaints that cannot be resolved in this way, these should be directed to the Head of Schools and Community Psychology Service.

Local Offer


What is Wandsworth’s Local Offer ?

To use this service you need to be:

  • Referred by your Special Educational Needs Co-Ordinator (SENCO), or
  • Referred by your social worker, or
  • Referred by a health worker, or
  • Referred by another professional using an Early Help Assessment

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Last updated: 09 Mar 2021

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