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Community educational psychology service

Solihull community educational psychology service (CEPS) provides professional psychological services for children, young people and families in a wide range of educational and community settings. We use the expertise of psychological theory and research to develop an understanding of even the most complex situations, addressing a wide range of child and adolescent developmental issues, including special educational needs.

On these pages you will find out  more about who we are, what we do,  and how to access our service.  Please contact us if you cannot find the information you need on 0121 704 6690 or

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Working in partnership together, Solar and the Solihull Council community educational psychology service (CEPS) are offering a free half-day training event to school leaders and key staff 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 training event will enable attendees:

  • To understand what is meant by emotionally based school avoidance and its relevance within the local and national context
  • To be able to distinguish emotionally based school avoidance from other types of school attendance concerns
  • To understand the collaborative local response to emotionally based school avoidance and how this can support children, young people and families in your setting
  • To gain an insight in to the literature and evidence in relation to emotionally based school avoidance
  • To acquire and practice using a range of evidence-based assessment and intervention tools
  • To develop a bespoke action plan to strengthen practice in relation to emotionally based school avoidance in your setting

DateMonday 14 October 2019

Time: 9.30 - 12.30pm (AM session) OR 13.30pm - 16.30pm (PM session)

Venue: Renewal Solihull, Lode Lane, Solihull, B91 2JR

There are up to two places for each setting available (one must be a member of the school’s leadership team). To secure your places, please email with the name of the attendees, name of school setting and which session you would like to attend (morning or afternoon) by 7 October 2019.

Lunch will be provided for both sessions between 12:30 and 13:30 (further details will be provided when your places are confirmed); if there are any dietary requirements, please indicate when booking.

Publication subject:

The start of the new academic term marks the launch of the Social Emotional and Mental Health High Needs (SEMH HN) Pathway. The purpose of the pathway is to reduce risk of exclusions for children presenting with SEMH needs and has been adapted to anticipate the launch of the Emotionally Based School Avoidance pathway, due to be launched in October.

The work of the SEMH High Needs team is primarily to support the prevention of exclusion through early intervention and responsive support.

All forms to request support via this pathway can be found on the local offer page here.

Melissa Jones, Senior Educational Psychologist and Jane Shaw, SISS SEMH team lead

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CEPS is the primary provider of educational psychology for Solihull metropolitan borough council, who will also be providing a traded psychological service to educational and community settings. Please see flier and pro forma below for more information on how to purchase community educational psychology traded services.

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