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Educational Psychologists

Educational Psychologists work within the education service. They help children or young people who are experiencing problems within an educational setting with the aim of enhancing their learning. Challenges may include social or emotional problems or learning difficulties.

Within the team is the Portage service who provide home visiting training and support to parents of children with additional needs.

The service works with children and young people in early years settings and schools aged up to 16 years. They work in partnership with the SEN Team and schools to support children and young people with special educational needs or a disability.

The Family Information Service provides information on the SEND Local Offer on behalf of Brighter Futures for Children, which is contracted to deliver the SEND/Local Offer service. Brighter Futures For Children - Website

Who to contact

0118 937 3641 - Children's Single Point of Access
Brighter Futures for Children
Brighter Futures for Children ~ Concerned about a child
Brighter Futures for Children ~ Education Psychology Service

Where to go

Brighter Futures for Children
Civic Offices
Bridge Street

Other Details


Referral required
Referral Details

Educational psychology is part of the education service and can be accessed via the child's school.

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.