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Division of Educational and Child Psychology

The purpose of the Division of Educational and Child Psychology is to promote the professional interests of educational and child psychologists and to develop psychology both as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.

For any queries regarding the work of the DECP please email [email protected]

How does the DECP Work?

We support our members by:

  • keeping them up to date with all the latest news from the Division and the Society
  • organising regular events to support their continuing professional development
  • providing training and advice on matters of research and practice

What do Educational Psychologists do?

Educational psychologists look at how children and young people experience life within the context of their school and home environment and how different factors in these environments interact with each other.

Much of an educational psychologist's work is focused on supporting children and young people in educational settings however educational psychologists can also offer support to parents to help meet their children's needs at home and to schools and local authorities to help them develop and improve their systems.

If you are a parent and think your child may need support from an educational psychologist it will be helpful to speak to your school's special educational needs coordinator and to look at the Local Offer on your local authority's website.

All educational psychologists are practitioner psychologists registered with the Health Care Professionals Council.

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