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Case study

An EP report before the end of term

When a Primary School needed a report for an EHCP turned around within days, we delivered.

Case

With the end of term looming, the SENCO at the Primary School had a challenge on her hands; to get a report for an EHCP over to the LA in time for the final panel meeting of the academic year, so that the process wasn’t held up for the child and family due to the lengthy summer holidays.

With EPs in short supply, and many booked up or away on holiday, the SENCO contacted us for help.


Action

Taking the call, our Client Manager Ana quickly got to grips with the details of case, the EP skills needed, and the timescales involved. The pressure was on, with the call coming in on a Friday, and the assessment and report needing to be turned around in less than one week.

Getting onto our network of qualified Educational Psychologists, Ana targeted EPs with the right experience in the geographical location, working relentlessly until one was secured who could meet the deadline. Throughout the process Ana kept the SENCo informed and updated. She also fully briefed the EP on the case on the school’s behalf, so that the right assessment materials could be prepared, and valuable time saved.

Outcome

The call came in on Friday. The assessment took place on Tuesday. The report was submitted on Thursday – in time for the final panel meeting. Through the fast actions and proactivity of our Client Manager, and thanks to our extensive network of high quality EPs, we were able to deliver on a demanding timeframe and help the SENCO help her client – the child and family who needed assessment and support.

Feedback

The client was both surprised and delighted that we were able to deliver on such a challenging brief. We truly exceeded their expectations.

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Our process

It's simple, we understand your need and...

We match associates to your needs

You instruct & we manage the Admin

Report QC checked & submitted on time

Why Psychology Direct?

  • Experienced
    We have a long and excellent track record in delivering an outstanding service to our clients
  • Well networked
    An impressive register of over 1000 qualified Psychologists available for work at short notice anywhere around the country
  • Knowledgeable
    We know our professionals and we understand what clients need
  • Personable
    You’ll have a dedicated, accessible Client Manager allocated for the duration of your case
  • Efficient
    Accurate reports supplied on time, efficient administration and fast response times
  • Proactive
    We’ll provide all the support you need to make your job easier
  • Cost effective
    Fees normally the same or lower than approaching a Psychologist directly
  • Ethical
    Respect and understanding in our dealings with clients and Associates

FAQs

Unfortunately not, we only work business to business, through solicitors, local authorities, CPS, case management companies and schools. If you are a private individual looking for a psychologist please speak with your solicitor, school, GP or insurer.

If you wish to locate a Psychologist yourself then visit the British Psychological Society’s website at https://www.bps.org.uk/

Absolutely not! Our service is based on providing excellent value – and added value.

Not only will we secure you an appropriately qualified and experienced Psychologist for your case without all the time and hassle of searching for one yourself, but we’ll handle all administration, bookings and ensure you get the report on time plus you’ll have a dedicated client manager at your beck and call too.

So you get competitive prices and all our extra support at no extra cost, meaning you save yourself time and money.

Unfortunately, we are unable to assist self-referred, private individuals but if you visit the following websites you can find directories of independent psychologists across the UK:

Yes, absolutely. All our Educational Psychologists are registered with the Health & Care Professions Council, have been through enhanced DBS checks, have experience in schools and LAs, undertake CPD and have professional indemnity insurance.

At Psychology Direct we have the largest UK-wide network of qualified Psychologists, so we are well placed to quickly secure and provide an EP, despite the challenges presented by the national shortage.

As soon as our Client Management team receive your enquiry, we’ll get on the case and supply CVs and quotes to you within 24 hours. Depending upon EP availability, normally we can arrange an appointment within two to three weeks, but often sooner.