Category Archives: Children’s Services

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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Extra meeting on children’s services now ‘councillor training’

Mystery surrounds what’s on the agenda for Monday night’s council meeting, or who’ll be allowed to attend. By WALTER CRONXITE Monday’s council meeting on the crisis in children’s services, called in place of a scheduled cabinet meeting, looks set to … Continue reading

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Negrini offers council staff £500 to recruit social workers

WALTER CRONXITE reports on the increasingly desperate-looking efforts at the council to deal with the crisis in the borough’s children’s services Croydon Council has offered all its staff a £500 reward if they can help solve the borough’s social worker … Continue reading

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Council criticised by Ofsted stages modern slavery conference

Croydon, where the council’s children’s services department is being carefully monitored by a government-appointed commissioner following “inadequate” findings by Ofsted inspectors, is to stage a conference on modern slavery next week. One of the more worrying findings of the Ofsted … Continue reading

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Extra council meeting called over children’s services shambles

Croydon is to hold another emergency meeting of the full council in two weeks’ time to discuss the crisis over the borough’s children’s services, when there are sure to be further calls for council leader Tony Newman and members of … Continue reading

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Union leader: ‘Our social services are on their knees’

There is a crisis in the nation’s social care system after “years of chronic underfunding” which has “left many parts of the service on its knees”, according to the head of one of the country’s largest public service workers’ unions. … Continue reading

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