Direction issued to London Borough of Croydon

A revised statutory direction issued to Croydon council due to poor performance in children's social care services.



This revised direction requires the council to continue to take steps to improve its children’s social care services, including cooperating with the DfE-appointed Children’s Services Commissioner and to produce a proposal for intensive peer support from Camden Council to secure that improvement.

An independent report by the Commissioner for Children’s Services in Croydon recommended that the council develop an arrangement for intensive peer support from an effective authority to drive and sustain improvement across children’s social care.

DfE appointed the Commissioner following a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of Croydon’s services to be inadequate.

This direction replaces the earlier statutory direction issued to the council in September 2017.

Published 25 January 2018