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.
Young care-leavers in Croydon can now see how the council plans to support them as they transition into adulthood, making sure they are safe, well and accessing every opportunity the borough has to offer.
Croydon is to celebrate the talents and successes of young people looked after by the local authority with a new high-profile event hosted by British author and broadcaster Lemn Sissay.
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.