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13th July 2016

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

On Wednesday 13 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:

The acknowledgment this report gives to the huge pressures facing the children’s social care system is welcome. As this report recognises, a more supportive and joined up approach to social work will be crucial to meeting the challenges the sector faces.

Furthermore, these challenges cannot be seen in abstraction to the work ongoing across the sector around health and social care integration and devolution.