The JPLG, comprising representatives from the Association of Educational Psychologists (AEP), the(BPS) Division of Educational and Child Psychologists (DECP), the National Association of Principal Educational Psychologists (NAPEP) and the Programme Directors for Initial Training (PDs) formed a task and finish group between the period of May 2019 and May 2020 to produce the document.
The aim of the document is to provide guidance to Educational Psychologists when providing advice and information for Education, Health and Care Needs Assessments (EHCNAs) and is intended to update former guidance, most recently published in 2015.
A great deal of work has been put into producing this guidance and ensuring it reflects the views and experiences of EPs across the country. A workshop event was held in London in October 2019 which was attended by representatives from over 100 EP services in England covering every region.
Members of the JPLG wish to express thanks to all those who attended the workshop or contributed in other ways to the production of this document and hope that it will be a useful reference tool for many EPs!