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Croydon Fair Access Protocol
London Borough of Croydon From 18 Sep 2019  to 03 Nov 2019
Feedback due 31 Jan 2020
Why are we doing this?

We're updating our schools Fair Access Protocol for the first time since 2013. This updated version sets out the proposed expectations for Croydon schools.

Every local authority is required to have a Fair Access Protocol to ensure that children, especially the most vulnerable, who are unable to secure a school place through the in-year admission process, are offered a suitable school place as quickly as possible.

The Croydon Fair Access Protocol is based on the requirements of the School Admission Code (2014); departmental advice issued by the Department for Education; the regulations and guidance relating to Children Missing from Education (CME); and locally agreed guidance/practice.

It also takes into account the context of schools in Croydon and local practice.

Fair Access Protocols should not be used as a means to circumvent the normal in-year admissions process. A parent can apply for a place as an in-year admission at any point and is entitled to an appeal when a place is not offered.

The protocol applies to all state funded mainstream schools, including academies and free schools, located within the London Borough of Croydon.

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Employer Recruitment of Disabled People Survey
London Borough of Croydon From 01 Aug 2019  to 31 Oct 2019
Feedback due 08 Dec 2019
Why are we doing this?

In the UK, there is legislation and a national campaign to facilitate the recruitment of disabled people (Equality Act 2010 and the Disability Confident Campaign respectively).  However, there is still a large percentage gap between the employment rate for disabled  people, which currently stands at 51.5% and non-disabled  people which stands at 81.7%.  The 30% difference gap has been around this mark for the last few years.  There are well documented barriers to employment and there seems to be a couple of main drivers for an employer to recruit disabled  people - either a legislative approach and/or a quota approach depending on the country that you live in.

The purpose of this survey is to research, from an employer's point of view, what works well from an international perspective, about the recruitment of disabled people.  It will help to understand what the barriers or concerns are as well as the motivators or legal requirements are from an employer's point of view.

By understanding what works well locally, nationally and internationally, we can look to take this information collected and learn from employers about what their needs and requirements are.

I would really appreciate your support by completing this survey, which will take less than 5 minutes of your time so that I can hear your views.

Many thanks

Emma Shepherd - Disability Strategy Lead for Employment

London Borough of Croydon, Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR9 1BQ, United Kingdom

 

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Governance Review - resident survey
London Borough of Croydon From 06 Sep 2019  to 06 Oct 2019
Feedback due 31 Dec 2019
Why are we doing this?

A panel of members and the independent chair responsible for delivering the governance review are seeking views on whether the council effectively listens to residents and if more should be done to ensure local people can participate in and influence decisions that affect their neighbourhoods, including provision of local services.

Your responses to the survey will be independently analysed by Centre for Public Scrutiny and presented to the Panel to help inform its work on the recommendations and improvements the council can make to enhance local democracy and resident participation in local decision making.

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Holiday Food and Fun
London Borough of Croydon From 02 Sep 2019  to 30 Sep 2019
Feedback due 31 Oct 2019
Why are we doing this?

feedback from parents holiday and food and fun

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Kenley Community Plan
London Borough of Croydon From 27 Mar 2019  to 30 Sep 2019
Feedback due 30 Jun 2020
Why are we doing this?

Kenley is changing. If you care about the future of Kenley; if you live, work, shop, socialise, commute or run a business in the area then we want to know your views. Help shape change by contributing to the development of the Kenley Community Plan.

Complete a survey here https://kenleycommunitymap.commonplace.is/

Find out more here www.croydon.gov.uk/kenleycommunity

Get in touch here kenleycommunity@croydon.gov.uk

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CALAT New Addington
London Borough of Croydon From 02 Jul 2018  to 30 Sep 2019
Feedback due 30 Sep 2019
Why are we doing this?

CALAT (Croydon Adult Learning And Training) has been part of the fabric of Croydon for over 70 years offering adults in the borough a wide range of courses for work or leisure.

We have created this survey to find out what the residents of New Addington and the surrounding areas know about CALAT and what courses you would like to see offered at the New Addington Centre in the future.

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Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places
London Borough of Croydon From 29 Jul 2019  to 02 Sep 2019
Feedback due 31 Jan 2020
Why are we doing this?

We are reviewing the polling districts and places for use in future elections.

We welcome comments from any registered elector on the existing and proposed arrangements. If possible your comments should include suggestions of alternative venues for polling places.

We'd also like to hear from or any person or body with expertise in access for persons with any type of disability.
 

You can submit your comments in writing to

Electoral Services

Town Hall

Katharine Street

Croydon

CR9 1DE

 

Or by email to electoral.services@croydon.gov.uk

Representations should be made in writing to Electoral Services by no later than 2 September 2019.

Consultation will run from Monday 5 August to Monday 2 September 2019.

All comments received will made publicly available at the end of the review. No personal information such as name, address or email, will be published.

Why are we consulting?

In accordance with the requirements of the Representation of the People Act 1983, and the Electoral Administration Act 2013, we must

  • divide the parliamentary constituencies in Croydon into geographical areas, called polling districts
  • assign polling places and polling stations to each district.

 

We have to do this by February 2020.

Polling district review document and map

The (Acting) Returning Officer, Jo Negrini, has published a report on the current arrangements. This report also includes proposed changes for future arrangements. Download a copy of the Returning Officer’s report below. You can also view a map of the existing polling districts.

Proposed changes to the existing polling districts and polling places must be agreed at the Full Council meeting, and implemented by 1 February 2020.

 

More information

For further information please contact:

Seth Alker
Head of Electoral Services
Croydon Council
Town Hall
Katharine Street
Croydon
CR9 1DE

Telephone: 020 8604 7469
Email: electoral.services@croydon.gov.uk

www.croydon.gov.uk/pollingreview

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Proposed changes to the Direct Payments Policy for adult social care
London Borough of Croydon From 26 Jun 2019  to 16 Aug 2019
Feedback due 11 Sep 2019
Why are we doing this?

To ensure our Direct Payments Policy is in line with the Care Act legislation (April 2015) and the changing needs of our population, Croydon is updating the policy for our staff and the people who use (or want to use) direct payments

 

If people approach us about their care and support needs they will be assessed, during the assessment a decision is made if the person (or their carer) is eligible for support.  If they are, a personal budget is agreed, which is an amount of money to be used to meet care and support outcomes.  All or some of this, can be taken as a direct payment, so that people can arrange their own care and support. They can use this payment to choose what, when, how and by who their care and support needs will be met.  This is explained more in the draft policy below. 

 

Having a direct payment can support people to have the choice and control they want to live as independently as possible in their home, within their community, with as much opportunity, independence and variety as they like.

 

We want to hear what you think about the proposed changes to the policy. Because it is a policy it is quite long and complex. 

You can read the whole policy here a summary here and the Easy Read here.

Please read through whichever version is best for you.  Once you have done this, we would like you to answer some questions which are in the survey below.

 

We plan to run the survey from Wednesday 26 June to Friday 16 August.  All the data we collect will be used to inform a paper going to cabinet on 21 October which will be available online on 11 September. 

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Upgrading Croydon's CCTV consultation
London Borough of Croydon From 20 Jun 2019  to 04 Aug 2019
Feedback due 10 Jan 2020
Why are we doing this?

We've allocated up to £2m to modernise the current Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) network and replace the current analogue system with a new digital network. This is the first time that the council has upgraded its entire public CCTV network since the 1990s.

The new network will use digital technology to increase capability, provide better quality images and allow the control centre to explore opportunities to provide new smart city services, such as air quality sensors to monitor pollution levels, that could generate income. 

Our CCTV control room monitors 96 fixed and 10 mobile cameras that cover the main routes and high-footfall areas across the borough, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A map of all our cameras is available to view below. From April 2018 to March 2019 the service has monitored over 660 incidents of crime and supplied evidence for 598 police investigations.

We work to the Home Office Surveillance Camera Code of Practice which sets out 12 principles for the operation of CCTV (available below) and the need to balance cameras in public places with individuals’ right to privacy. 

Our public CCTV scheme objectives include:

  • Preventing crime and anti-social behaviour and helping in the detection of criminal offences and anti-social incidents.
  • Reducing the fear of crime and anti-social behaviour.
  • Improving public protection.
  • Assisting the emergency services in the location of missing, vulnerable people.

A full list can be found in the  CCTV operations policy.

Public CCTV coverage is a non-statutory council service. This means that the council is not legally required to operate public CCTV, it is the council's choice whether they choose to provide this service or not.  Croydon continues to run a 24/7 CCTV service and is committed to investing in it. Following consultation other London councils have made decisions to only operate their control centres for limited hours and some, such as Westminster, have stopped operating their CCTV control room completely.

 

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Parental Childcare Questionnaire 2019
London Borough of Croydon From 01 Jul 2019  to 26 Jul 2019
Feedback due 31 Jul 2019
Why are we doing this?

Statutory requirement to complete a Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and a parental questionnaire is part of that.

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