The solihull approach

The Solihull Approach aims to increase emotional health and well-being through both professionals and parents/carers. It does this through resources and training across the child and family workforce.

Particular features of the solihull approach are:

  • Used for workforce development, increases skills and knowledge, consistency and shared language across agencies using the Solihull Approach.
  • Early intervention and prevention in the early years, as well as across childhood and into adulthood.
  • Provides parenting programmes from conception through to adolescence.
  • Particular emphasis on including fathers.
  • Increases the accessibility of parenting programmes through online courses, which have the same content as the face to face groups
  • Provides a theoretical framework for working with emotional and behaviour difficulties.

The solihull approach provides information and advice on a variety of areas:

  • Child development.
  • Weaning.
  • Toileting.
  • Sleeping.
  • Language.
  • Fears.
  • Bereavement.

The Solihull approach is a valuable part of the ways in which Choochoos practitioners work with parents, carers and families to ensure children have a good emotional start in life. Some of Choochoos practitioners are trained within the Solihull approach, who share their knowledge and the resources with our other practitioners. Our practitioners can refer and share many resources with parents/carers to gain the best outcomes for children.