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A to Z


On our A to Z you will find an alphabetical list of the services and information we offer, as well as some information about key partner organisations. Please click on the letters below to see what options are available.

Find out about our community alarm service.
Details of the services and support available to carers in County Durham.
Child protection procedures aim to protect and safeguard vulnerable children and young people at risk or suffering from physical, emotional or sexual abuse.
We must keep a register of children and young people with a special educational need or disability, up to the age of 25. In County Durham we call this the Children and Young People's Network.
It is illegal to dispose of commercial or trade waste at Household Waste Recycling Centres (tips). We offer a trade waste collection service to businesses in County Durham from as little as £87 a year.
See all of our council tax information.
The Families Information Service is a free and impartial information service that supports families with children and young people on all aspects of family life.