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Cameo: Torfaen local authority youth services

An Educational Psychologist (EP) provides support to Torfaen Youth Service on three levels: individual, group and systemic. At an individual level, the EP offers one-to-one consultation to upskill and empower youth workers, which includes assisting them to deliver tailored support for young people. On a group level, the EP provides weekly reflection sessions, theme-based workshops inspired by current issues and drop-in sessions to discuss specific young people or groups. On a systemic level, the EP delivers relevant training on topics such as traumainformed approaches or the use of specific psychological activities to elicit young people’s views. Where appropriate, the EP liaises with other agencies to deliver relevant bespoke training.