Improving work placements in Croydon – 17 March

17 March. 6.20pm. Launch of Local Action Mini Review

“How can Croydon develop a high quality education to employment brokerage and support service for young people and employers 

Croydon Council Chamber, Town Hall, Katherine St

If you plan to attend please RSVP to and

This is an initiative by Cllr Jamie Audsley using the new

mini-review mechanism in the Scrutiny process.

Jamie writes:

‘As we know well getting a job is a major concern for Croydon’s young people. Over recent months I’ve been supporting young leaders from our schools and colleges, who working with Croydon Citizens have launched #FirstStepCroydon, the campaign to create high quality work experience and employability opportunities. Our young leaders have taken responsibility to get ready for work and are also taking responsibility to ask how can we create a service that ensures all our young are properly supported in future years.

What’s a Local Action Mini Review?

Basically it’s a short investigation that any Croydon Cllr can do into an issue that concerns and interests them as part of the Council’s Scrutiny function. The investigation is presented publicly to a scrutiny committee, in this case Children’s and Young People Scrutiny and recommendations developed for relevant decision makers and organisations that have the power to create change.

How have we conducted the work?

Working with young leaders, educators, business leaders and a wide range of relevant organisations we’ve probed the issue like an investigate journalist. We’ve aimed to shine a light and ask “What’s really going on? What do you think should happen?” This approach has been combined with surveys, focus groups and formal interviews to build up a detailed picture. We’ve then taken the findings from over a 100 individuals and organisations to develop recommendations and where relevant pose questions for future work.

What will happen on 17th March 6.50-7.30? 

Working with young leaders from schools and colleges we’ll present our findings in the form of a short film and accessible report. There will then be a chance to ask questions, discuss next steps and harness energy we’ve built towards implementing recommendations for the town.

My thanks..

Thank you to all those who have created time to take part to date and I hope you can join myself, young leaders and members of the Council’s Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee on the 17th March.’


About seancreighton1947

Since moving to Norbury in July 2011 I have been active on local economy, housing and environment issues with Croydon TUC and Croydon Assembly. I am a member of the Love Norbury Residents Associations Planning & Transport Committees, and Chair of Nobury Community Land Trust. I write for Croydon Citizen at I co-ordinate the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor and Croydon Radical History Networks and edit the North East Popular Politics database. History Project.. I give history talks and lead history walks. I retired in 2012 having worked in the community/voluntary sector and on heritage projects. My history interests include labour movement, mutuality, Black British, slavery & abolition, Edwardian roller skating and the social and political use of music and song. I have a particular interest in the histories of Battersea and Wandsworth, Croydon and Lambeth. I have a publishing imprint History & Social Action Publications.
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