The maintenance of a Psychological Service has been a statutory duty of a Local Authority since 1969. The statutory functions of the Psychological Service are given in detail in the Education (Scotland) Act 1981 (as amended).
Like others working with children, the Psychological Service is also bound by the general principles of the Children (Scotland) Act 1995. These principles underpin many aspects of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act (2009) and the associated Supporting Children's Learning, Code of Practice. That is,
In their work with schools, Educational Psychologists ensure that direct contact with a child or young person is only made when a process of staged intervention has shown it to be to the child's advantage.
If emailing the Educational Psychology Service, please be careful not to include any information within your email which could identify you or anyone else; the email facility is for general enquiries only.
Please call one of the numbers below if you wish to discuss personal information about the support needs of a specific child, young person or family.
Educational Psychology Service
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 226000 / 450000 Fax: 01259 226006