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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:

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Walk Tall – Being a 21st Century Public Servant E-Book Launched – 0

The Local Government Association (LGA), Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (Solace) and Public Services People Managers’ Association (PPMA) are excited to announce the launch of Walk Tall – Being a 21st Century Public Servant.

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Solace letter to the new Prime Minister – 0

Today Solace has sent a letter to the new Prime Minister, Rt Hon Theresa May MP, offering support in transforming public services.

The letter sets out a clear and positive offer from the management of local government to the new Government. It outlines key areas where greater transformation is required and where we want to work with the new Government to ensure the state is more effective and remains relevant to local people right across the UK. Both the Government and the local government sector share challenging and ambitious objectives. The recent referendum result means it is important that all parts of Government collaborate in order to build sustainable and cohesive communities that reflect the aspirations of local people. We put the managerial leadership of local government forward as an important part of this solution, not a barrier to change. 

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Solace statement in response to Education Select Committee report on social work reform – 0

On Wednesday 13th July the Commons Education Select Committee released their report titled ‘Social Work Reform’ which raises concerns about current government policy around children’s social work. This is a response from Phil Norrey, Solace Spokesperson for Children and Families and Chief Executive of Devon County Council:

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Solace statement in response to the launch of the review into the role of local authorities in children's services – 0

On Wednesday 13th July then Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan MP outlined plans in a speech titled ‘Local Excellent Everywhere’ for a review into the future role of local authorities in children’s services and education. This is a response from Phil Norrey, Solace Spokesperson for Children and Families and Chief Executive of Devon County Council:

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Solace statement in response to ADASS Budget Survey 2016 – 0

On Wednesday 13th July the Association of Directors of Adults Social Services (ADASS) released their annual Budget Survey. This is a response from Joanne Roney OBE, Solace Spokesperson for Community Wellbeing and Chief Executive of Wakefield Council:

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Solace statement on the outcome of the EU Referendum – 0

On Thursday 23th June 2016, Britain voted in a historical referendum on the membership of the European Union. This is a statement from Mark Rogers, Chief Executive at Birmingham City Council and Solace President:

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Solace unites with industry bodies to drive local digital leadership – 0

In a new paper released today, Solace, Socitm the LGA, and the Local CIO Council jointly call for local leaders to champion digital innovation in their own authorities, as a vital step in building shared services and delivering placed-based policy.

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Solace statement on the Government's announcement to drop compulsory 'Academisation' – 0

On 6th May 2016 Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan MP, announced that the Government would be dropping plans to legislate to make it compulsory for all schools to become Academies. This is a statement from Phil Norrey, Chief Executive of Devon County Council, and Solace Spokesperson for Children and Families in response:

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Solace launch new report 'Leadership Actions for Innovation' – 0

On behalf of Solace’s Innovation and Commissioning Network, in 2015 the Accelerating Innovation in Local Government Research Project (AIILGRP) conducted new research into what senior managers might do to achieve more major innovations more quickly in their councils. 

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Solace publishes a Guidance Note ahead of the upcoming EU Referendum – 0

On Monday 11th April 2016, the Society of Local Authority Chief Executives and Senior Managers (SOLACE) has published a Guidance Note for Council Officers on statutory rules regulating publicity produced by Councils and other areas of Council’s operations that may be affected by the European Union referendum. This is a statement from Dr. Dave Smith, SOLACE Spokesperson on Elections and Democratic Renewal:

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