Daily Archives: September 4, 2017

Council claims ‘immediate action’ taken on children services

Croydon Council this morning claimed that it “has taken immediate action to improve its children’s services after an Ofsted inspection rated some areas of the service inadequate”. The council statement made no mention of the departure of two senior figures … Continue reading

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Two key figures leave council over Ofsted inspectors’ report

The council’s director of children’s services and the “independent chair” of the Croydon Safeguarding Children Board have both left their posts, Inside Croydon has discovered on the day that an Ofsted report found Croydon’s children services department “inadequate”. No council … Continue reading

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Negrini tells staff: ‘There are some things that we don’t do well’

While the government has had to step in to safeguard vulnerable children in the borough, Jo Negrini, Croydon’s £185,000 a year chief executive, has failed to apologise for her organisation’s failings nor taken responsibility for the shortcomings highlighted in today’s … Continue reading

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Commissioner appointed to oversee children’s services

An expert who oversaw reforms of a London council’s social services department following the notorious Baby P tragedy has been appointed by the government to look into Croydon’s failing children services. Justine Greening, the Education Secretary, announced at lunchtime that … Continue reading

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Damning verdict on Croydon’s ‘inadequate’ children’s service

STEVEN DOWNES on a critical report by Ofsted on the council’s failures to provide proper education and support to some of the borough’s most vulnerable children and their families Croydon Council’s provision for some of the borough’s most vulnerable children … Continue reading

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