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Peterborough Paediatric                                   

Psychology Service

The Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service is part of a multi-professional team which assesses a child's (up to the age of 5) abilities across a range of areas to determine how best their additional needs can be described and supported.
 COVID-19 NOTICE:    Due to the national crisis with COVID-19 we are pausing the Paediatric Psychology Service with immediate effect - 25th March 2020. As a non-essential service we have been asked by NHS England to be ready to support other services in the weeks ahead and to reduce the risk to our service users, staff and the general population.                                                 
We will aim to offer some advice and support, so please contact us on the telephone number below and we will contact you as soon as possible. 
Telephone number: 0300 555 5810  
Please be assured that we will be following national guidance to resume a service as quickly as we can after the current crisis. Children already known to our services will not be discharged, however we will not be accepting any new referrals.   
For further advice and how to support your family during this difficult period please access:   
Autism: Self Isolation. Guidance and Resources for Parents  

Peterborough SEN and Inclusion Service - COVID-19 support  


How this service can help you

The Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service works closely with the specialist speech and language therapist because both professions are interested in how a child communicates, interacts and plays. The psychologist may look at a child's cognitive (thinking) skills and their ability to adapt to social situations and also talk to parents/carers about how the child reacts at home and in other settings.

After a multi-professional assessment, the psychologist and the Specialist Practitioner may be involved in supporting the child's communication, behaviour and learning in conjunction with other professionals.

Psychology is the study of people: how they think and act, and how they react and interact with other people. A child psychologist is particularly interested in applying psychology to help children and young people.

Who is this service for?

The Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service at the Child Development Centre is for children (aged 0-5 years), registered with a GP in Peterborough, who have difficulties in more than one developmental area including learning, social interaction and behaviour. We offer early intervention in conjunction with other professionals to ensure the best possible outcome.

How do I access this service?

Referrals to the Paediatric Psychology Service are via the Early Help Team and Child Development Centre, Community Paediatrician's

How do I refer to the Peterborough Paediatric Psychology Service?

We do not accept GP or other professional referrals to this service.  Referrals may only be made by the Consultant Community Paediatrician in the Peterborough Child Development Centre.

Facilities available

The Paediatric Psychology Team usually carries out assessments at the Child Development Centre, City Care Centre where children can be observed playing with a variety of toys. 

Further intervention maybe offered in clinics and sometimes in families’ own homes.

The City Care Centre has a large car park. (Pay machine in reception.)

We can refund transport costs for families who receive Family Income Support or Working Families Tax Credit. Interpreters are available if needed.

Interpreters are available if needed

Who provides this service?

The service is provided by the Paediatric Psychologists of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust Children’s Business Unit.

The team consists of Clinical Psychologists, an Assistant Psychologist and Specialist Practitioners, of whom work solely with pre-school children.

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Where is it?

Winchester Place
80 Thorpe Road

Contact the service

Monday to Friday

  • Enquiries: 01733 777939
  • Telephone: 01733 777939
  • Fax: 01733 777938

The page was last updated on 22 July 2020 by paediatricpsychologicalservices.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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