Working with children

This part of the website applies to you if you are a professional, working with or caring for children and young people, whether paid or unpaid in a Statutory Organisation or in private or voluntary sector organisation with responsibility for children in the Darlington locality.  This includes people whose job brings them into contact with children frequently, infrequently or on an ad hoc basis. It also includes a wide variety of people in a caring capacity, such as foster carers and child minders.

If you work with children who need protection or additional help and support, you can find important information on these pages which includes a wide range of policies, procedures, guidance, templates and briefing notes to support effective multi-agency working.

A glossary of terms for safeguarding children and a glossary of terms for acronyms used in Child and Adult Safeguarding is available to support practitioners: