Working together for best outcomes

Coun Wayne Daley
Coun Wayne Daley

Two professional networking events were held in Alnwick and Berwick last week to raise awareness of the services and support available to help young children and families in need.

More than 20 organisations and agencies attended the events to spread the word about their services and the work that they do in the county.

Among those present were Northumberland Adolescent Services, Early Help and Children’s Social Care, Barnados, Berwick Community Trust, NHS Speech and Language Service, Northumberland Domestic Abuse Service, Health visitors, Northumbria Police, NHS Adult Care and NCC Special Education Needs Communications Support.

Coun Wayne Daley, cabinet member for children’s services, said: “The day provided the opportunity for a range of professionals who work with young children to come together to talk to each other about their services and how, through partnership working, they can complement and support each other.

“The event was really productive and proved particularly beneficial for schools, early years settings and representatives from health services who are often the first to identify children with emerging needs and who may require early help and support.”