Welcome to Solihull

A message from Simon Rushall, Assistant Director for Children and Young People, about our passion and commitment to improving the lives of children and young people in Solihull. 


Welcome from Councillor Ken Meeson, Cabinet Member for Health and WellbeingKen Meeson

“Social Work has never been more important in promoting and protecting the welfare of children and young people. This has been starkly illustrated by a range of tragedies and emerging revelations of exploitation, neglect and child deaths that have been headline news across the country and the work you do is invaluable in protecting children from harm and supporting families who need help to function effectively.

I know that the role ahead is challenging but I want to ensure that you will have the support you need and the chance to develop your skills and career opportunities. Our programme aims to assist and support you in becoming even more effective and help fulfill your personal ambitions.”

Yours sincerely
Ken Meeson

Our Visionshaping solihull

‘Solihull in 2020: Where everyone has an equal chance to be healthier, happier, safer and prosperous.’

We are a high performing council, taking pride in delivering great services and making real changes that improve the lives of the Borough’s people. We’re constantly evolving, building on our successes and finding ways to give people a fair chance to make the most of their lives – which brings lots of opportunities for you to get involved in amazing projects, working with dedicated and skilled colleagues.

This is Solihull Council’s vision for the borough – and a vision you can help deliver by joining us as one of our 8,000 employees. It is a stated priority of the council to improve the health and wellbeing of our residents and in particular to ‘give every child the best start in life.’ The Council strives to improve the lives of the people in the borough, not just focusing on a dis-passionate attempt to provide services.