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Find out more this Adoption Week
Published October 17, 2017 7.33am
People thinking about adopting are being encouraged to find out more about how they can provide a loving home for a child.
TV actor visits Durham as part of National Safeguarding Week
Published October 16, 2017 4.46pm
An actor at the centre of a storyline on child sexual exploitation (CSE) has visited Durham as part of a week of events co-ordinated by the Local Safeguarding Children Board.
Children and Families Partnership honoured with Children's Commissioner visit
Published September 28, 2017 12.58pm
The Children's Commissioner for England has completed a visit of County Durham to recognise and celebrate the work of the Children and Families Partnership (CFP).
Summer family fun in Seaham
Published September 07, 2017 1.41pm
Families in Seaham hit the beach this summer to take part in activities including sandcastle building, arts and crafts and sport sessions.
First glimpse at plans for new Peterlee Library
Published September 05, 2017 1.05pm
Residents are being given a first look at a new East Durham library ahead of its move to another site over the next year.
Art installation inspires youth arts workshop
Published August 16, 2017 12.53pm
Young people from East Durham have been showing their creative side during a visual arts workshop inspired by an outdoor art installation.
Relaxed Performance is a first for the Gala Theatre
Published December 21, 2016 10.31am
The Gala Theatre is to host its first ever special pantomime performance designed for audience members with extra sensory needs.
Teen parents complete course to help them into education and employment
Published September 16, 2016 10.48am
Teenage parents from across County Durham have completed a 20 week scheme to develop their life skills and help them into education, volunteering and employment.
Nursery uses spectacular summer of culture to inspire children's education
Published August 26, 2016 12.12pm
A nursery is using Durham's spectacular summer of culture to teach children about the history and heritage of their local community.
Three rural County Durham schools to share headteacher
Published May 04, 2016 1.51pm
Durham County Council is to keep three rural schools open, with a shared headteacher, following discussions with educators.
Brighter future thanks to funding for youth employment
Published April 13, 2016 10.19am
Up to 6,000 young people are to benefit after we secured £17m to help them on their pathway to employment
Youth Offending Service staff scoop justice 'Oscars'
Published January 22, 2016 11.16am
Two members of staff from the County Durham Youth Offending Service (CDYOS) have scooped awards at the "Oscars" of the British criminal justice system.
Consultation to take place on future of youth services
Published January 14, 2016 12.10pm
Parents, children, staff and councillors are all to be asked their views on the future of Durham County Council's youth service.