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Extra council meeting called over children’s services shambles

Inside Croydon

Croydon is to hold another emergency meeting of the full council in two weeks’ time to discuss the crisis over the borough’s children’s services, when there are sure to be further calls for council leader Tony Newman and members of his Labour cabinet team to resign.

Councillors are ‘corporate parents’. But only six of them were allowed to speak at the first children’s services debate

This extraordinary meeting comes less than a month since the previous meeting, which was called by the Tory opposition to try to get some answers over how the council’s children’s services department was given an “inadequate” rating after a visit from Ofsted’s inspectors over the summer.

Children’s services has a wide remit, but is responsible for the welfare of every child in the borough, and looks after matters including fostering, adoption and the care of unattached minors who arrive in Croydon seeking asylum.

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