10 Jan 2011

The Children's Society has today announced the appointment of Enver Solomon as Director of Policy. Enver joins from his position as Assistant Director of Policy at Barnardo’s. Mr Solomon was formerly Deputy Director of the Centre for Crime and Justice Studies.

Enver has worked for a number of years on social policy and criminal justice policy and has published numerous reports and edited books on early intervention and youth justice reform. Before working in policy he was a BBC journalist for ten years.

Elaine Hindal, Director of the Campaign for Childhood Division at The Children's Society, welcomed Enver to the organisation: 'Enver is joining The Children's Society at an exciting time for the organisation. We have established a reputation as a leader within the policy field and we believe that this will go from strength to strength under Enver’s guidance.'

Enver Solomon, Policy Director at The Children's Society, said: 'At a time of great political change and economic uncertainty the years ahead will be a challenging time for all children and young people, particularly the most vulnerable and excluded. The Children Society will be playing a pivotal role shaping the public and political debate about childhood, children's wellbeing and influencing decision makers to improve support for children with the greatest needs. I am delighted to be joining the organisation at such an important juncture and will be ensuring that the voices of children and their experiences are at the heart of the policy debate in the years ahead.'


For more information, or to arrange an interview with Enver Solomon, please contact Rafi Cooper in The Children's Society media office: 0207 841 4422, rafi.cooper@childsoc.org.uk

Notes to editor

The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. Our approach is driven by our Christian values and by the voices of children and young people, who are at the heart of all we do. In 2009 The Children’s Society published The Good Childhood Inquiry, the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. The Children's Society is continuing to improve this understanding of issues affecting children through all of its ongoing work.