Darlington is serving some people well and has promising
prospects for future improvement according to a joint review
published yesterday (Thursday).
It finds that some services have improved since it became a
unitary authority in 1997, particularly for people with learning
disabilities, families subject to child protection procedures, and
children looked after in residential care.
However, the review finds that there is still some way to go in
other areas. Priorities for action include concentrating on meeting
the needs of the most vulnerable older people, improving services
to children and families and to people with physical disabilities,
and developing standard setting.