The Service is organised into three area teams (North West, North East, and South). We provide a psychological service to all mainstream and specialist educational establishments within the city. We also have statutory responsibilities in relation to referrals from the Reporters' Department and the provision of a Psychological Service to children Looked After Away from Home by the council and living outwith Glasgow.
The Psychological Service promotes inclusion of all children and young people to maximise their potential for learning and to enhance their social and emotional wellbeing. We work with and through the significant people in children's lives: parents, school staff, and other professionals. We also work with and for children where there are barriers to learning that may arise from a range of factors including disabilities, health needs, family circumstances, the learning environment and social and emotional factors.
Glasgow Psychological Service embraces the value of equality of opportunity and fairness and all demands made on service delivery are subject to these principles.
All psychologists are registered or eligible for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) which regulates the profession.
We have close links with the post-graduate training courses at Strathclyde and Dundee Universities and support trainees from both. Glasgow Psychological Service is also accredited with the British Psychological Society to provide a probationary period for new entrants to the profession.
Glasgow Psychological Service has written policies and practice guidelines in key aspects of service provision, which are regularly updated and reviewed. We are committed to quality and continuous improvement in all aspects of our work.
Glasgow aspires to become the Nurturing City and to support this aim Glasgow Psychological Service strives to be a service that keeps the wellbeing of all children, young people and their families at the centre of its work.
In partnership with parents/carers, Education Services staff and our partners in Social Work and Health we will apply psychology and evidence based practice to support the inclusion of children and young people in their local schools and communities. Focusing on building strengths and resilience we will work together with others to support additional needs and improve outcomes for all.
To do this we will:
All educational psychologists are expected to conform to the standards exemplified in The BPS (British Psychological Society) Code of Conduct, Ethical Principles and Guidelines (November 2000).
Psychological Service North East Area
70 Rockfield Road
Depute Principal Educational Psychologist: David Patrick
Fax: 0141 276 2190
Psychological Service North West Area
12A Victoria Park Drive South
Glasgow G14 9RN
Depute Principal Educational Psychologist: Yvonne Bushnell
Fax: 0141 276 2071
Psychological Service South Area
c/o Govan High School
12 Ardnish Street
Glasgow G51 4NB
Depute Principal Educational Psychologist: Maura Kearney
Fax: 0141 276 3269