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Children and Young People's Services


Children and Young People's Services bring together a number of functions to help support children, young people and families in County Durham.

To deliver these services, there are two service areas within Children and Young People's Services:

There is also a service within Adult and Health Services that provides commissioning services for Children and Young People's Services.

We:

  • protect vulnerable people from harm as part of our statutory duty, working with local partners
  • work with schools and partner organisations to ensure that children and young people are supported to achieve, attain and be prepared for adulthood
  • help children and young people make positive and healthy choices
  • support a range of intervention and prevention services to improve outcomes for families
  • work with the police and other partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour
  • look after children and young people in public care and care leavers
  • provide adoption services

The Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services is Margaret Whellans.

Contact us
Customer Services
03000 26 0000
Our address is:
  • Durham County Council
  • County Hall
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5UQ
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