Concerned about a child?

If you have a concern regarding a child or young person, please contact the Children's Access Point (CAP).

The CAP will ensure that children and young people live in a secure, stable and safe environment whether they live at home with their family or elsewhere in the community.

The CAP team ensures that children, young people and their families receive the correct support when needs are identified and at the most appropriate level. The focus is to make safe decisions about children at the earliest opportunity.

You can telephone to discuss your concerns and seek any advice.
Telephone: 01325 406222
E-mail: childrensaccesspoint@darlington.gcsx.gov.uk


The CAP is open during the following hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

If you need to get in touch out of office hours, contact the Emergency Duty team by telephone: 01642 524552

Remember that if you suspect a child or young person is at immediate risk of harm then phone the police on 999.

Children's Access Point leaflet [PDF Document]

Multi-Agency Referral Form [Word Document]

Continuum of Need Indicators (Threshold Tool) [PDF Document]

Self-harm Pathway [PDF Document]