Purpose and Values
The purpose of the service is to promote the development of the personality, talents and mental and physical abilities of children and young people to their fullest potential through collaborative work with individuals, families, schools, educational managers, and other agencies.
To achieve this we will:
- Develop strategies to help prevent, minimise or resolve problems which affect the healthy development of children and young people.
- Provide a consistent professional service of the highest possible quality within The Moray Council area in accordance with statutory responsibilities, professional ethics and council policies.
- Work collaboratively with children and young people, parents/carers, schools, education managers and other relevant agencies in the best interests of children and young people.
- Support the Council’s inclusive educational policies and provision to meet the needs of all children and young people, in particular, those who have additional support needs and/or disabilities and those at risk of social exclusion.
- Support the objectives of The Moray Council’s Integrated Children’s Services plan to make effective provision which enables children to remain with their family and attend local schools or, in exceptional cases, to be cared for and educated within Moray rather than being placed outwith the Council area.
- Promote effective inter-agency working at all levels with the focus upon the outcomes for children and young people.
- Develop Post Sixteen Psychological Services with the aim of improving the life chances of young adults with particular reference to the most vulnerable groups.
- The rights and opinions of children and young people within the framework of the UN convention on the Rights of the Child.
- Solution oriented and positive problem solving approaches at all levels of our work.
- Integrity, honesty and impartiality.
- Respect for all individuals, including their right to confidentiality.
- Equality of access to services on the basis of need, irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, age, social status or wealth.
- Consultation and openness.
- High professional standards and the continuing development of skills.
- Practice and provision based upon sound evidence.
- Least intrusive but effective intervention.
- Collaborative and supportive work with parents, schools and other agencies.
- Creativity, innovation and intellectual rigour.
The interests of each individual client are held to be paramount at all times.
Educational Psychology Service
Beechbrae Education Centre
Tel: 01343 550999