Archive for January, 2018

Therapeutic Services Offer to tackle Mental Health challenge

We work with children or young people recovering from brain damage, accidents or longer term disability including those with challenging behaviour, or social and communication issues.

Such young people will include those who are highly at risk of residential placement out of county:

• Have become marginalised or lonely
• Have social and communication needs
• Experience severe social anxieties
• Present emotional and behavioural needs that challenge
• Have become highly vulnerable and isolated
• Experience high levels of anxiety in ordinary community settings
• Are not in education or employment or training/apprenticeships (NEETs)
• Experience the impact of disabling attitudes and have severe and complex impairments

Inclusive Solutions are one of the UK’s leading professional facilitators of social and educational inclusion and provide training for groups of teachers, parents, families and social workers – aiming to make services better and improve the lives of vulnerable people by increasing the quality of the Person Centred Planning that is provided.

Further Info can be found in this document – THerapeutic services to prevent out county placement


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Person Centred Planning Training

Inclusive Solutions offer a one day introduction to underlying values and practicalities of approach in schools – 100 people

2 Day skill training for 30 participants to learn PATH planning skills

1 day follow up after 3 months to problem solve issues and celebrate what achieved.



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Still Incurably Human

30 something years ago I had a baby daughter. She was perfectly human and had a basket of gifts and challenges to keep her busy as she grew up. Some of those challenges were also gifts – maybe all of them in fact.

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Why use Inclusive Solutions in 2018?

Why Inclusive Solutions?
‘Inclusive Solutions’ are a team of psychologists and associates who specialise in mainstream inclusion for disabled and challenging children and adults. We make available cutting edge practical strategies and ideas for developing effective inclusion in local mainstream schools and communities. We use ideas that have been developed internationally and adapt them to the UK context. We work with anyone who wants to bring about the real systems changes that are necessary to move towards a truly inclusive society. Check out the range and quality of our work at
Founded in 2001 by Colin Newton and Derek Wilson, Inclusive Solutions is in its 17th year of providing accessible interactive training on all aspects of inclusive practice in education settings and beyond. Over time we have made links with a range of disabled and non-disabled associate trainers, within the UK and beyond and full descriptions of our associates can be found on the following page of our website: We have a strong link with the Alliance for Inclusive Education and have regularly co trained with the current and previous directors.

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2018 What’s on Offer from Inclusive Solutions?


1. Problem Solving Tools
Training in Solution Circles, Circles of Adults,  Insights and Solutions –  processes.
Sessional advice, assessment and support to students, staff and parents across the school and AP. Written Psychological reports if needed.
Could include facilitation of complex problem solving processes using ‘Circles of Adults’ and ‘Insights and Solutions.’
2. Supporting individual families and young people to develop their own vision and plans.
Inclusion Facilitation programme for isolated young people in stuck situations as follow up to person centred planning work.  Co facilitation, demonstration and direct training with key staff to use PATH/MAP with individuals and families. Person centred planning as part of EHCP processes or as alternative approaches.
3. Use of Person Centred Planning Tools
Use of PATH and MAP process to carry out cross MAT/ whole school staff development planning sessions. Co facilitation, demonstration and direct training with key staff to use PATH/MAP with individuals and families to plan transitions.
4. Community Circle development
Co – leadership, co – facilitation and training of Community Circle processes and principles. To actively involve intergenerational family members including grandparents plus key staff. 
This powerful inclusive process of exchange of wants/needs and offers would be a unique but relevant offering in this context.
5. Training the Trainers – developing training skills of staff providing training elsewhere
Provide ‘training the training’ with emphasis on ensuring effective interactive training with graphic, and dramatic elements maximising use of ICT video and music. This would draw on our extensive experience as trainers across the UK.
6. Joint development of new ‘cutting edge’ training packages for use by schools and Early Years settings/Inclusive Solutions (IS)
Joint working with key staff to develop new ideas and training materials e.g. Fresh approaches to challenging behaviour
7. School team hearts and minds training on why inclusion is essential – ‘Keys to Inclusion’
Training co facilitated by experienced trainers.
8. Support to parents of disabled/SEN children
Training aimed at Parents of disabled children: Likely areas of focus would be: movement differences/understanding autism/challenging behaviour/problem solving/boys needs
9. Peer Support: Peer mentoring scheme
Anti-bullying training – peer mediator training
10. Peer Support: Creating ‘Circle of Friends’ around high profile students
Support and training to create Circles. Training for wider group of staff and modelling of set up and facilitation processes.
Use of Circle of friends as inclusive tool around high profile disabled or challenging pupil. Facilitate setting up of Circle.
11. – Inclusive Educational Psychologist Consultancy re complex situations and students – Support and Supervision
Direct Ed Psychologist input – assessment – consultation – training. Structured support and supervision sessions – as either group or individual. Sessional advice, assessment and support to students, staff and parents. Written Psychological reports if needed.
12. Restorative Justice and Interventions
Training and system development work around restorative conversations and conferences.
13. Behaviour and Relationship Training/Including Children with Autism
Training for staff and families on understanding and including children/adults with autism. 
Training for staff and families on understanding and including children and young people with the most challenging behaviour 

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