What support is available for schools and parents?

We are proud of all our children and young people in Solihull. While most do well, we know that that some need more support than others or help to get ready for their future life. For these children and young people we deliver a range of services that are committed to working in a way which helps them have the best life possible.

Information about applying for a school place, finding a school, school meals, getting to school, and finding help if your child needs support at school can be found on the Schools and learning webpage.

Information on childcare, activities, and support services can be found on the Children and Family Support page. From here it is possible to apply for early education funding, view information on parenting services, report a child at risk and find out how to become a foster carer.

Details of places to go and things to do in your local community is available via My Solihull Map

Specialist Inclusion Support Service

The Solihull Educational Psychology Service (SEPS)

  • The service provides professional psychological services for children, young people and families in a wide range of educational and community settings.

The Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) High Needs Team

  • The team supports the prevention of exclusion through early intervention and responsive support.

Emotionally Based School Non Attendance (EBSN)

  • The Inclusion Team working in partnership with other agencies, are supporting schools to develop their understanding and ability to support children and young people who find it difficult to consistently attend and positively engage in school.

The Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) Service

  • This is a dedicated team that work specifically around the statutory assessment and review process. EHCP Officers work specifically with schools and parents to guide them through policy and procedure but also to ensure that children and young people are at the heart of the legal process.

Solihull Personal Budgets

  • You may have already requested or been asked to undergo a formal assessment by Education, Social Care or Health. Depending on the outcome of your assessment and any help and support that has been agreed through the assessment process, a budget value is then approved by Solihull Council (SMBC) and/or the Integrated Care Board (ICB - Health) to provide this. This fund is known as a personal budget. A direct payment is one method of you managing the money allocated to you as a personal budget.