Redbridge education support services

Redbridge Council Children’s Services department provides a wide range of statutory services including family support, early intervention and support to services for early years settings, schools and colleges. Support for children and young people with SEND attending a setting, school or college are mainly provided by the Education Psychology Service and the Education Welfare Service.

Education Welfare Service

The Education Welfare Service (EWS) is a statutory service whose primary role is to promote and support regular school attendance. All children registered at school are expected to attend regularly and punctually. The EWS support the local authority in carrying out this duty. Every maintained school has a named Education Welfare Officer (EWO). For children and young people with SEND Education Welfare Officers work directly with families and the schools to ensure that any barriers to learning are removed or minimised to ensure learners are supported to achieve the outcomes set out in an EHC Plan or through SEN Support. More info...

Education Psychology Service

Education Psychologists (EPs) have a professional qualification in psychology and have undertaken professional training in educational psychology. They work with parents & carers, children & young people, teachers and other professionals to promote children’s learning and development.  More info...

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