Tag Archives: Eleanor Brazil

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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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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‘Confusing, euphemistic, unclear, vague’: Flemming unravels

BBC Radio London’s Vanessa Feltz was withering in her criticism of an abject on-air performance by one of Croydon’s most senior councillors. Listening in to the car crash interview was WALTER CRONXITE Answers provided by Alisa Flemming, the Croydon Council … Continue reading

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DfE sends in Camden officials to assist with children’s services

The press release issued by council leader Tony Newman just before Christmas proclaiming success in turning around Croydon’s failing children’s services department turns out to have been the epitome of “fake news”. Others might be less charitable, and more accurate, … Continue reading

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Croydon’s social workers having to deal with double case work

WALTER CRONXITE on the anxious wait at the Town Hall for the latest update on the council’s children’s services department Tony Newman, Croydon’s council leader, was described as “channeling his inner Young Mr Grace” at a meeting of his close … 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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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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