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Educational Psychology Service
Applying psychology to enhance the wellbeing and development of children and young people aged 0-25
St Helens Educational Psychology Service (EPS) strives to provide a high quality and responsive service, applying psychology in a range of settings at the systemic, group and individual level to improve outcomes for the children and young people of St Helens. The EPS comprises a team of dedicated, highly trained and skilled psychologists who are committed to continued professional development, ensuring that the service is of the highest quality.

St Helens EPS offers support to school practitioners and parents/carers in relation to the effective learning and development of children and young people (aged 0 – 25 years and undergoing education/training). We employ a wide range of skills including consultation, observation, assessment, undertaking research and developing/implementing interventions and training programs.
The service has developed strong links, and works in partnership, with other Education, Health and Social Care professionals, which ensures knowledge and experience of local authority services, systems, policies, pathways and protocols. Team members frequently liaise closely with other local authority departments, including St Helens Additional Needs Service.

All Educational Psychologists adhere to the ethical and professional standards as outlined by the BPS (British Psychological Society) and HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council).
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Youth Services
03 Apr
Check out the Youth Services outdoor activities on offer. A range of activities that can be delivered at school or at our outdoor activity centre, Taylor Park. Check out the Youth Services Packages for more information!
iNaturalist
06 Mar
Greenspace Challenge - iNaturalist App As part of the Year of Environment we are asking everyone across the town to take part in the Greenspace Challenge using the iNaturalist app (below). The app allows you to add wildlife observations that you make in parks and green-spaces across St Helens. Once you have signed up all you need to do is get out there explore, discover and share! The sightings will then be added to a map and they will be compared with the sightings in other authorities in the Liverpool City Region. We want to put St Helens on the map and celebrate the wildlife in our area as part of this challenge. Sign-up to iNaturalist and log your wildlife sightings (log any kind of wildlife, animal, plant or fungus, common or rare!) using the website or mobile app. Add photos where you can! Keeping it simple; Sign-up to iNaturalist: so you can start entering wildlife sightings. Find a site: we're only including registered parks and green-spaces. Get going: get out there and get discovering! Check out the competition on the challenge page to see how well St Helens are doing in the challenge. If you want to find out more about Year of Environment, please visit www.sthelens.gov.uk/yearofenvironment
Youth Open Art
22 Feb
Youth Open Art Competition 2019 The 2019 competition will be coming soon so keep an eye on the attachment for all the details and to download your entry form! For more information, click here
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19 Sep
Minibus Driver Training Course
Drivers are only allowed to drive a Council minibus if they have successfully completed the Council’s minibus course, MiDAS training or a course that is recognised by the Road Safety Team. A Council and MiDAS certificate is valid for 4 years and refresher training needs to be taken every 4 years thereafter. The Road Safety Team are responsible for Minibus Driver Training for all Council staff who drive a Council minibus. The training includes a theory course and practical assessment. Driving assessments must be taken within 6 months of completing the theory course (3 months for refresher training). Anyone completing the training for the first time must pass both parts (theory and practical) before driving with passengers. The cost of the training is £80 per person. This includes a theory course and a practical assessment. Additional assessments will incur a further charge of £40.
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27 Sep
Designated Safeguarding Leads Training
The subject of this training session is child protection/safeguarding children and the role of the Designated Person. The course has been written to focus upon the needs of Designated Safeguarding Lead in schools and aims to raise awareness of the roles and responsibilities under Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018 and St Helens Safeguarding Partnership Board's policies and procedures. All DSLs need to undertake this course every two years according to ''Working Together" and " Keeping Children Safe In Education 2018".
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10 Oct
ASD AWARENESS & UNDERSTANDING
This course covers the facts and figures of autism, what it is and how it impacts on children and young people. The advice and strategies focus on knowing the pupil's interests and motivation, how the environment makes a difference to the pupil's well being and behavior, the importance of relationships as well as a focus on curriculum and learning. ‘Presented with inspirational passion. Well done and interesting examples used’ - TA