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Children and Young People’s Services

Our Children and Young People's Services was formed from part of a larger Adult and Children’s directorate as part of a council restructure in 2016 and brings together a number of functions to help support young people and families in County Durham.

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


  • protect vulnerable people from harm as part of our statutory duty, working with local safeguarding and social care services
  • work with schools and partner organisations to ensure that children and young people are supported to achieve, attain and be prepared for adulthood
  • ensure that a range of activities are available across the county for children and young people and we help them make positive and healthy choices
  • support a range of intervention and prevention services to improve outcomes for families, to make sure that  the needs of children, young people and their families are met
  • work with the police and other partners to reduce crime and anti-social behaviour.
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