childrenCroydon is committed to supporting all children, young people and families who live, work and play in the borough so that they are able to enjoy equality of opportunity and realise their full potential. In order to achieve this, all practitioners supporting children, young people and their families must work together effectively.

All agencies in Croydon are committed to developing integrated working and local practitioners are constantly improving the way in which they work together, share information and deliver services. Working with children, young people and families, and identifying their needs, requires a shared awareness and understanding of different levels of need as well as the most appropriate support and services. Croydon is committed to early intervention – at any point in a child or young person’s life – to tackle emerging problems for babies, children, young people and their families, as soon as possible, to prevent their situations becoming more serious.