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Child and Family Psychology Service

The Child and Family Psychology service is one of the specialist services provided by Integrated Community Paediatric Services (part of Suffolk Community Healthcare).

The service is a highly specialist  psychological assessment and intervention service and is only available for children/young people who are known to other professionals in Integrated Community Paediatric Services.

The team provide services across five key pathways to children and families with a range of different concerns including complex developmental, behavioural or learning problems.  They also provide support for families who may be struggling with forming relationships or understanding/adjusting to their diagnosis or neuro developmental needs. 

The service offered is a time limited provision using an assessment, formulation and intervention approach drawing on a range of psychological models. 

Who to contact

Name
Dr Louise Adams
Position
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
Telephone
01394 389200
Website
http://www.suffolkcommunityhealthcare.com/OurServices.aspx
Address
2
Pytches Road
Woodbridge
Suffolk
Postcode
IP12 1EL

Where to go

Area served
Haverhill, Ipswich, Hadleigh, Lakenheath, Ixworth, Kesgrave, Mid Suffolk, Lavenham, Leiston, Newmarket, North Ipswich, Mildenhall, Needham Market, Saxmundham, Brandon, South Ipswich, Aldeburgh, Babergh, Capel St Mary, Stowmarket, Stradbroke, Clare, St Edmundsbury, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk Coastal, Elmswell, Eye, Thurston, Debenham, Sudbury, East Ipswich, Suffolk, Framlingham, Wickham Market, Woodbridge, Glemsford, Felixstowe, Forest Heath, West Ipswich
Parking details
Most venues used by the service have parking available
Transport
Most venues used by the service are accessible by public transport
Notes

The Child and Family Psychology service is based at Pytches Road in Woodbridge, but delivers services in a range of venues across the county, including clinics, schools and Child Development Centres. 

Days & Times

Time of day
Morning
Afternoon
Session Information
Monday to Friday
normal working hours.

Other details

Referral required?
Yes
Referral and availability notes

Referrals to the Child and Family Psychology Service are made by the Children's Community Medical Service within Integrated Community Paediatric Services. 

Age Groups
Pre-school, 16-25 years, Children (5-11), Young people
Accessibility
Disabled Parking

Accreditation website
http://www.hpc-uk.org
Accreditation details
All Clinical Psychologists working in the service are registered with the Health and Care Professions Council, and maintain professional standards outlined by the British Psychological Society.

Notes

The Child and Family Psychology Service is a specialist service delivered as part of Integrated Community Paediatric Services; all the services work together in an integrated way with colleagues to meet the individual needs of children in a holistic manner.  There is more information about the other services available on Suffolk Infolink. 

Service users involved in planning
Yes
Service user feedback is gained using a range of feedback tools.
Last Updated
14/11/2018

Nursery provision

Vacancies

Immediate vacancies
Yes

Other Details

Local Offer Local Offer Record

Experience of including people with special educational needs and disabilities

Integrated Community Paediatric Services provides support for children and young people with a range of additional needs, some of which are complex.    Professionals within the Child and Family Psychology Service contribute to the Education Health and Care Plan assessment process where appropriate, and support the multi-disciplinary team in supporting children/young people and families where specific needs have been identified.  All our staff are aware of the SEND reforms and are active participants where children/young people are known to their services. 

Conditions Supported
Autistic spectrum conditions
Communication difficulties
Learning difficulties

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