Durham County Council (DCC) – Children and Adult Services was the lead local authority for NESWA. Following the disaggregation of the service, this function has now been aligned to the Children and Young People’s Service. DCC Adult and Health Services (AHS) are now part of the framework along with the other 12 regional local authorities.

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Steps have been made to ensure representation of both services across the strategic partnership and committee meetings and these are detailed below:

Strategic Partnership Committee

Lesley Martin
AHS Development and Learning Manager.

Hazel Ostle
CYPS Development and Learning Manager.


Programme Committee

Lynne Dolphin
Principal Social Worker (Adults)/Senior Practice Development Officer, Safeguarding, Practice Development and Access.

Admissions Committee

David Hassall
Principal Support Officer, Safeguarding, Practice Development and Access, AHS


Julie Stockman
Learning and Development Officer (SW), AHS

Glynis Barron
Learning and Development Officer (SW), CYPS


Margaret Carney
 Learning and Development Officer (SW), AHS Service


Lynne Dolphin
Principal Social Worker (Adults)/Senior Practice Development Officer

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