Children's Social Care

Children’s Social Care in Darlington is on a journey of improvement.  Following our inspection last year of services to children in need and help and protection, children looked after and care leavers, we have increased capacity in our frontline service. Our commitment to build on our strong Early Help services to ensure children and their families receive the right level of support at the right time. We are committed to establishing and maintaining a well-qualified workforce and investing in our social workers, including a new case management system.

One of the strengths in Darlington is supportive and effective multi-agency work, our Multi Agency Hub is well supported by partner agencies. Our social work teams are small and caseloads are manageable. We are ambitious for our children and our staff and we embrace ingenious and innovative practice. Darlington is a small town where you won’t spend hours driving between family visits.