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.
Services for children and families are ‘consistently improving’ as Croydon’s drive to improve children’s social care continues to ‘gain further momentum’, Ofsted has found.
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 executive director for children, families and education, with a strong track record in driving transformation to bring ‘good’ services to the heart of local communities. Robert Henderson comes to the role with over 25 years of experience working with children, young people and families at both strategic and operational level.
Swift action from Croydon Council has already resulted in some significant improvements in children’s social care, with an ‘effective infrastructure’ established in a ‘relatively short period of time’, Ofsted has found.
Two Croydon primary schools – Beaumont Primary School and St Giles School – are celebrating after receiving glowing Ofsted reports, following the borough’s upward trend.
These latest inspection reports continue the improvements seen across Croydon’s primary schools, with […]