Childcare Audit (Sufficiency Assessment)

Darlington Borough Council has a statutory duty under The Children and Families’ Act 2014, to ensure there is sufficient childcare, as far as is reasonably practicable, for working parents, or parents who are studying or training for employment.

In Summer 2015 the Council carried out a childcare sufficiency assessment (CSA) and drafted an accompanying action plan looking at how we can 'plug the childcare gaps' which have been highlighted for children aged up to 14 years (or 18 years for those young people with a disability).

If you would like to comment on childcare in the Borough, either complete the childcare in Darlington questionnaire [online form, opens in new window] or email Nicola Davies, Commissioning Projects Officer at or the People and Families’ Information Support (PFIS) service at or you can contact PFIS on 01325 406222 (option 4).