Children and learning

Lay Members for Darlington Safeguarding Boards

Darlington Safeguarding Boards are seeking to recruit Lay Members for both the Darlington Safeguarding Children Board and the Darlington Safeguarding Adults Board.

The role of Lay Members is to raise awareness within the community of abuse and neglect and what action should be taken when abuse is suspected. They also promote the welfare of children and adults at risk and will raise awareness of the work of the Safeguarding Boards.

The role is voluntary but expenses such as travel will be reimbursed if required. Training and support is also provided. The deadline for applications is Friday 2 March 2018.

For more details and information on how to apply log onto the Safeguarding Boards website at: or contact Amanda Hugill or Marian Garland, Development Officer/LADO on 01325 406450 or 406451.

Parent/Carer Survey - Delivering 30 hours free childcare for 3 and 4 year olds in Darlington

This survey is for parents/carers who currently have one or more children between the ages of 0-3 years old

Go to survey

Families Information Team 11-19 partnership Special educational needs and disabilities Children and young people's collective Local Offer SEN Accessibility page Darlington Children’s Services Improvement Plan Updated December 2017 [pdf document]

The aim of these webpages is to bring together all the information you will need to support your child from birth to the age of 19 and up to the age of 25 for some young people with more complex needs.

 In Darlington we aim:

  • to give every child the best start life
  • to be a champion for every child
  • to ensure every child goes to school
  • to find a job or place in further education for every school leaver

Other useful links and documents

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