The Solihull Approach: An Introduction

by Alison Buist

09 Jun 23

The Solihull Approach: An Introduction 

“The model is about the fundamentals of life…how we relate to each other, how we process our emotions and how knowing about this makes a difference.”

The Solihull Approach is a highly practical way of working with our families within a robust theoretical structure. The content is not revolutionary but what is new is the range of content that has been assembled and the synthesis of a thoughtful psychodynamic approach with practical child development and behavioural approaches. A principle of the Solihull Approach is working in partnership with different professionals and agencies including the Health Visitors, Social Workers, Schools, Speech Therapists, Paediatricians and anyone else working with the family to ensure that each child has a good emotional start in life. This goes hand in hand with the Scottish Government’s strategy ‘Getting It Right For Every Child’ (GIRFEC).

At Smallworld, we strive to ensure that our entire workforce are trained in the Solihull Approach and strategies and resources are shared between ourselves and our families.

For more information on The Solihull Approach, please visit their website

Read more about our recent Solihull training: 

Solihull Approach Training : Supporting Children Affected by Parent Imprisonment
Solihull Approach Training : ASD Training delivered by the Angus Council’s Autism Team
Solihull Approach Training : Safe and Together Module