Upcoming Events


Who says young people lack aspirations and ambition?

Just a reminder to sign up to the Young People’s Aspirations and Ambitions Seminar which is taking place on Friday March 29th, between 1.00pm and 4.30pm, at Bishop Auckland Town Hall, where we will debate what to do to help young people achieve their ambitions and aspirations in County Durham.

We can now confirm that the Bishop of Durham, the Rt Revd. Paul Butler will open the event

You may have already signed up, thank you!  But if not, please do, because we need to start a big conversation in the county on how organisations supporting young people need to think about the way they work with young people and with each other 

You will need to register your place by completing the booking form before 18th March 2019 at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-peoples-aspirations-and-ambitions-seminar-2019-tickets-56099466013

The summary report, attached, presents some pretty challenging messages - but it's time to look at what we all do to support young people and especially those from less advantaged areas.


Community Learning Network Event – Thursday 4 April 2019 

Durham County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service (ALSS) receives funding from the Education and Skills Funding Agency to provide a wide  range of community based learning provision to bring together adults (often of different ages and backgrounds) to help them to pursue an interest, address a need, gain a new skill, or become healthier

ALSS is committed to working with the voluntary and community sector to determine what community learning provision is required across County Durham and how it should be delivered.  As such, we would like to invite you to a network event taking place at the Leadership Centre, Spennymoor, on Thursday 4 April 2019 from 10.00 am until 1.00 pm.

The event will include:

Evidence of need and opportunity across County Durham

An overview of ALSS Community Learning delivery in County Durham

Discussion regarding the priorities for 2019/20 commissioning

An outline of the procurement process for 2019/20

Networking opportunity

If you are interested in attending this network event please respond by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (with names of attendees) by Monday 1 April 2019 or book your space via Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/community-learning-network-event-tickets-56794051537.


DBS Refresher Event

The Safeguarding Adults Board has organised a free Disclosure and Barring Service Update Event for 29th March 2019.

Please find attached flyer with the booking information included, please cascade, etc.

Please note spaces will be made available on a first come, first served basis.

Safeguarding Adults Board Business Unit Transformation & Partnerships

Room 4/129-134

County Hall



03000 268870/268871/267965

If you wish to book a place on one of our courses, please click here