Services for children and families in Croydon have been rated ‘good’ by Ofsted, two and a half years after the borough launched a major improvement drive. Inspectors found the service ‘dramatically improved’ and ‘transformed’ since its ‘inadequate’ judgement in September 2017.
Earlier identification of need, and better support, closer to home, are at the heart of new proposals to ensure all children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) reach their full potential
Services for children in Croydon are improving faster, as ‘clear strategic direction’ and ‘dedicated focus on frontline practice’ ensures that ‘the experience of the child is at the centre’ of social care, Ofsted inspectors have found.
Croydon Council has appointed a new director for early help and children's social care, with a strong track record for leading change to improve services for children and families.