Category Archives: Children’s Services

Council could seek more time to fix problem children’s services

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the latest, critical Ofsted report on the council children’s services department, which has 78% vacancy rate among  some of its social work teams Croydon Council could be forced to seek an extension to the … Continue reading

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Purley firm unveils £500,000 house for youngsters leaving care

Property company Andrews this week unveiled a £500,000 home purchased in Purley as part of an innovative social housing project, called Establish, to help youngsters from Croydon adjust to independent life after living in care. The Andrews estate agency business, … Continue reading

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Times are tough, as council struggles to make ends meet

Just how can a council such as Croydon keep going when its government grant has been cut by 76 per cent? WALTER CRONXITE reports Times are tough in local government. Local government has been hit especially hard by Tory austerity, … Continue reading

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New councillor sweeps in with series of Hear Autism events

They say a new broom sweeps clean, but residents in Croydon aren’t used to this being true (cough… Veolia… cough). Although that seems to be changing, at least for the autism community. After last May’s local elections, Jerry Fitzpatrick, the … Continue reading

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Council’s SEND consultation coming to a close – but when?

There is just a week left to take part in the latest Croydon Council consultation. Or it might be that there’s just one day left to take part in the council’s under-publicised consultation over its services for young people with … Continue reading

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Black swans, splits and boundaries make for uncertain times

Expect the unexpected, warns WALTER CRONXITE, in the third part of his gaze into the political crystal ball on the prospects for 2019 As Labour in London, including Croydon, sails serenely towards 2019 with positive prospects seemingly at every turn, … Continue reading

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Council £166,000 payments to staff are ‘rewards for failure’

Political editor WALTER CRONXITE finds that the council has plenty of cash to splash when it comes to paying out ‘golden goodbyes’ to senior staff In the past three years, cash-strapped Croydon Council has made “golden goodbye” payments totalling £166,994.88 … Continue reading

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