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20th February 2023

Solace response to The Staff College’s ‘Leading For Longer’ report

Solace has responded to The Staff College’s ‘Leading For Longer’ report, which highlights the factors impacting on the turnover of Directors of Children’s Services. The report was commissioned on behalf of the Department for Education.

Solace Managing Director Graeme McDonald said: “This excellent report opens the lid on the factors impacting senior local government roles and what is required to return stability to the profession.

“While focused on children’s services, so many of these lessons apply equally across local government, and indeed the public sector, illuminating a workforce crisis increasingly impacting on frontline delivery.

“More needs to be done to create attractive and supportive working environments in these most challenging of contexts. Only with renewed focus and investment can councils create a workforce capable of rising to wave after wave of expectation.”

Click this link to download a copy of the report.