Relative values


A family, by definition, is “parent(s) and children living together as a family unit”.

RELATIVE VALUES aim to work with families to re-establish and re-unite their sense of togetherness, working with all  individuals’ rights and feelings to ensure the possibility of success.

For Schools The sole aim is to improve life for individuals within the ‘school family unit’. This may include advice to staff encountering difficulties with pupils whose needs they cannot fulfil; to support both schools and families through the EHA (Early Help Assessment) engaging external services as required; to link with other agencies to resolve ongoing problems within schools; offer advice on a variety of issues affecting families such as finance, health, bereavement, relationship difficulties, housing, benefits etc; to build a bridge between Social Services and other professional groups in support of both families and schools.

For Parent Groups To offer best parenting practice for small groups by introducing elements of ‘123 Magic’, ‘Solihull Approach’ and ‘Five to Thrive’ guidance as appropriate. To supplement these group activities with relevant specialist professional speakers.

For Children To support, through Therapeutic Mentoring, their mental health and wellbeing through a series of 1-2-1 sessions in schools.


Happy talk, keep talkin' happy talk,

Talk about things you'd like to do,

You got to have a dream,

If you don't have a dream,

How you gonna have a dream come true?

(“Happy Talk” from South Pacific by Rogers and Hammerstein) 

My dream is my work and talking plays a very big part in that. With a fifth of young people developing a mental health issue before the age of eleven, issues surrounding mental health are becoming one of the biggest challenges facing families and schools today so working with them both is a great delight. The blog was written entirely by me then adapted by School Planners to go on their website and I thank them for the opportunity to publicise my beliefs.


“ .... your habits become your values, your values become your destiny.”

Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi