Category Archives: Children’s Services

Council hiring 12 social workers during recruitment freeze

WALTER CRONXITE on how the council has admitted it could take three years to fix the ‘inadequate’ children’s services department Another senior council employee has left their job abruptly from the misfiring “People” department. Until Friday, George Riley was listed … Continue reading

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CACFO Education Centre given ‘inadequate’ Ofsted report

Another week in Croydon, another inadequate report from Ofsted inspectors. This time it is for the CACFO Education Centre in Thornton Heath, and follows an inspection in June. The inspectors’ report rates the specialist centre overall as “inadequate”, with “Effectiveness … Continue reading

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Ombudsman rules council neglected Down’s Syndrome woman

A Government Ombudsman ruling will see Croydon Council pay nearly £5,000 to a family after it was found to have failed in his duties to a young disabled woman. This is the second finding of this kind against the council … Continue reading

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Parents of autistic boy left angry as Peacock tries to shift blame

KEN LEE, our Town Hall correspondent, on the latest series of serious blunders by the council’s under-fire executive director Barbara Peacock, the under-pressure executive director of the council’s “People” division, yesterday responded to a resident’s complaint about her department’s failure … Continue reading

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You’re hired! Council takes on two dozen apprentices

Croydon Council has taken on 24 apprentices this week as part of a campaign to create more training and job opportunities for local young people. The new recruits arrived as the council launched a campaign called Choose Your Future, encouraging … Continue reading

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Newman moves to gag Labour councillors over Ofsted crisis

WALTER CRONXITE on the Town Hall Labour group’s second ‘secret’ meeting of the week and flailing efforts to ban councillors from speaking to this website Tony Newman, the leader of Croydon Labour, has this week demonstrated his determination to defend … Continue reading

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Negrini’s plea at secret Town Hall meeting to save her own job

KEN LEE reports on a Town Hall meeting to discuss one of the biggest crises in the borough’s history, and which locked out the press and public Jo Negrini, the £185,000 per year council chief executive, issued a thinly veiled … Continue reading

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