Category Archives: Youth Services

Council’s prestige £6.5m youth project opening gets delayed

Four years after they announced the project in a flurry of mutual back-slapping, the council’s leadership has gone quiet as the Legacy Youth Zone has missed its deadline, reports KEN LEE There has been an unusual, for him, silence from … Continue reading

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Thousands of families helped by £657,000 holiday club fund

Croydon Council has managed to make a successful bid for government funding, with a £657,000 award announced yesterday towards a scheme to provide free summer holiday activity clubs and healthy meals for children from some of the borough’s poorest families. … 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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Council leader forced to resign over critical Ofsted report

WALTER CRONXITE reports on another local government Carr crash over failures to provide adequate social services The pressure is mounting this weekend on Tony Newman, the Labour leader of Croydon Council, over his and council officials’ response to the highly … 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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Council’s ‘Rottweiler behaviour’ sent carer to brink of suicide

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Last week, we reported how the Local Government Ombudsman had found “a catalogue of unacceptable failings by London Borough of Croydon, which has left a family stretched to breaking point”. Here, in a shocking criticism of the way … Continue reading

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