2 Day Foundation training with 4 Work Discussion sessions (Generic) [... *Pre-requisite training: none]


To book a 'closed' training just for your team, please ring 0121 296 4448 or email solihull.approach@uhb.nhs.uk and we will create a bespoke order form for you. For individuals, please go to 'Book an individual training place'.

All practitioners start with our 2 Day Foundation training, to introduce them to the Solihull Approach and how it can be used in their daily work on a one-to-one basis.

This training includes 4 Work Discussion sessions of 2 hours each at three to four weekly intervals. These have been implemented around the UK in rollouts of the Solihull Approach and are an example of good practice in embedding the training. For more information on embedding the Solihull Approach see here.

The cost of the 2 Day Foundation Training plus 4 Work Discussion Sessions is £2299. The Work Discussion Sessions are usually on Zoom or Teams rather than face to face.

You MUST have a copy of an appropriate resource pack (i.e. First Five Years resource pack if you work with young children, School Years resource pack if you work with school-aged children, Antenatal resource pack if you work antenatally or the Fostering and Adoption resource pack) for the 2 Day Foundation training via Zoom.

The Solihull Approach offers a 2 Day Foundation training for groups of professionals in the UK and internationally.

This training aims to increase emotional health and well-being, as well as introduce delegates to the developmental effects of childhood trauma in relation to working with children and their families. (More information on the impact of trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) is included in the Solihull Approach Advanced Training 'Understanding trauma', available online.)

The Solihull Approach introduces a model for understanding the impact of relationships on health and wellbeing and the impact of adverse childhood experiences on health and wellbeing. It supports effective and consistent approaches across agencies as a shared framework.

The Solihull Approach training is designed for any practitioner working with babies, young children and school-aged children, young people and their families to support the use of the Solihull Approach from any agency. The training is for 12 people at a time.

This course is for Children’s Centre workers, Health Visitors, Family Support Workers, School Nurses, Education Practitioners etc.

The First Five Years resource pack has a comprehensive set of handouts for parents on various issues in the first five years: sleeping, weaning, toileting, playing, emotional and physical development. The School Years resource pack includes brain development, the Solihull Approach model, applying the model to school-aged children (including adolescents), information on issues such as depression, phobias, eating disorders etc.

There are two weeks between Day 1 and Day 2 to enhance theory into practice.

You will need a relevant Solihull Approach Resource Pack for each professional. This encourages further reading about the model and its application, enhancing theory into practice. The Resource Packs include photocopiable handouts for parents.

We have found that in order to support professionals continued use of the Solihull Approach and to move theory into practice, it is vital to put into place a plan for ongoing support before the training begins, see Embedding the Solihull Approach. Many areas have found a variety of ways of providing support, see Solihull Approach in Use.

Training is available so that practitioners can then cascade the 2 Day Foundation training in their own area. For further information see 'Train the Trainer (Foundation)'.

Training can be tailored for the age group or area with which the delegates work.

Key Facts

23 hours
Course level:


Experience of working with families.

This training is for anyone working with babies or young children, parents or families e.g. Children's Centre workers, Health Visitors, Family Support Workers, Perinatal support services, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, Family Courts, Community Police, Firefighters, Pastoral staff in schools.

Cost: (Does not include additional resources)

  • Live Virtual (Group) - £2299