FOI Request - Educational Psychologists

Request 101000318725

1. How many educational psychologist are employed by your local authority?  Could I please have this information for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

2. How many children or young people were referred to an educational psychologist in your local authority?  Could I please have this information for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

3. Could you please advise what the average waiting time is for a child or young person to see an educational psychologist in your local authority?  Could I please have this information for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

4. Could you please advise what the shortest waiting time was for a child or young person to see an educational psychologist in your local authority? Could I please have this information for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

5. Could you please advise what the longest waiting time was for a child or young person to see an educational psychologist in your local authority? Could I please have this information for 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011.

Response 03-02-2015

1. 2011/2012 5.8 FTE
2012/2013 3.3 to 6.3
2013/2014 3.3 to 4.3
2014/2015 5.8 to 6.4  

2. 2011/2012 332
2012/2013 273
2013/2014 187
2014/2015 155 (until 30th Jan)

3. The service does not operate a waiting list system. Schools are allocated Educational Psychology time based on school roll. Schools decide on how this time is prioritised.

4. The service does not operate a waiting list system. Schools are allocated Educational Psychology time based on school roll. Schools decide on how this time is prioritised.

5. The service does not operate a waiting list system. Schools are allocated Educational Psychology time based on school roll. Schools decide on how this time is prioritised.

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