News & Press

There are many ways that members and public sector professionals can stay up to date with the work of Solace, our policy networks and our partners. On this page you can view news bulletins and press releases from the Solace team, and in addition:

  • Members will receive the Weekly Member Briefing and Policy Brief by email
  • Members who join a policy network(s) will receive regular E-bulletins updating them on its activities
  • You can follow Solace on Twitter (@SOLACE_UK)

No to another 20 per cent cut in education budgets, say council chiefs – 0

On 4th June 2014 the Local Government Association (LGA) and Solace issued a joint press release following the Government's consultation on 'Savings to the Education Services Grant (ESG) 2015-16'. A copy of the statement can be found below.

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Solace responds to NIACE manifesto: Skills for Prosperity Building Sustainable Recovery for All – 0

On 13th June, The National Voice for Lifelong Learning (NIACE) published a report ‘Manifesto: General Election 2015. Skills for Prosperity Building Sustainable Recovery for All’. This is a short statement from Solace Director Graeme McDonald in response:

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Reclaiming children's services - Solace publishes children's services report – 0

On 8 May 2014 Solace released ‘Reclaiming children’s services’. This report outlines the views of Solace members on the future approach local government should take to improving the lives of children and young people. This is a short statement from Graeme McDonald, Director of Solace, to accompany the release.

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Solace response to appointment of Birmingham Education Commissioner – 0

On 15 April 2014 the Secretary of State for Education appointed an Education Commissioner to examine the recent allegations concerning schools in Birmingham. This is a short statement from Graeme McDonald, Director of Solace, in response.

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Solace response to Sir Martin Narey's review of social work education – 0

On 13 February 2014 the Government published a review by Sir Martin Narey into social work education. The following is a statement from Mark Rogers, Chief Executive of Solihull MBC, Solace President and children’s services lead for the Society in response.

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