Category Archives: Barbara Peacock

Job ads for social workers only tell part of the Croydon story

Our Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on an outbreak of doublespeak in a recruitment drive for the council’s ‘inadequate’ children’s services Croydon would be unrecognisable to the people who actually live and work here if they had to rely on … Continue reading

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New Children’s Services director and a record of Ofsted failures

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE has found another instance where Croydon’s newest director has received strongly critical reports from Ofsted Further details have emerged of the of the career of the woman hired to fix Croydon’s failing Children’s Services department. … Continue reading

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Council hires children’s exec with Ofsted failure at previous job

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on how Croydon’s replacement as the head of its failed Children’s Services department is someone who last year presided over another very troubling inspectors’ report Jo Negrini, Croydon’s chief executive, has announced today that the … Continue reading

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Children’s Services placed in special measures until 2020

Ofsted inspectors have ruled that Croydon Council cannot be trusted to run its own Children’s Services department without outside supervision for at least another two years. The decision has been announced following the second review visit from Ofsted which was … Continue reading

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Labour councillors angry over Negrini’s pre-election leak

KEN LEE reports on the fall-out from yesterday’s announcement that one of Croydon Council’s most senior executives is leaving her job Labour councillors, including some at cabinet level, are demanding to know why the council chief executive authorised the release … Continue reading

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Exec in charge of failed Children’s Services is to leave council

Just two years after a council ‘restructuring’ saw Barbara Peacock in charge of a super-directorate including housing, schools and social care, the £170,000 per year exec is leaving Croydon as part of… another ‘restructuring’. KEN LEE reports Barbara Peacock, Croydon … Continue reading

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Council failure over children’s services becomes election issue

ELECTION COUNTDOWN: The local Tories are suspicious over the sudden banning of a senior councillor from a key social services improvement board meeting. WALTER CRONXITE reports For Labour in Croydon, it has been the issue that they dare not mention … Continue reading

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