Hartlepool Borough Council shortlisted for national award

Published Tuesday, 6th November 2018

Children’s Services at Hartlepool Borough Council have been shortlisted for a prestigious national award.

The Local Government Chronicle (LGC) Awards are the biggest celebration of excellence in local government, recognising the teams and individuals making the biggest difference to their communities.

Hartlepool Borough Council is one of eight local authorities to be shortlisted for the Children’s Services of the Year Award.

Councillor Brenda Harrison, Chair of Hartlepool Borough Council’s Children’s Services Committee, said: “To be shortlisted for this national award is fantastic news and recognises the outstanding work happening in Hartlepool.  

“Despite nine consecutive years of funding cuts from Central Government, Hartlepool Borough Council has continued to protect Children’s Services and support vulnerable children in the borough.

“This was recognised by Ofsted recently when they rated children's social care services as ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ features.

“I’m delighted the LGC judges have also recognised the outstanding work of Children’s Services in Hartlepool.”

LGC editor Nick Golding added: “The councils that have been shortlisted for an LGC Award are among the most innovative – and their innovation is providing the best services for residents, despite local government facing enormous budget cuts.

“The officers and councillors of shortlisted councils deserve enormous credit for thinking of new ways to deliver the best services, ensuring vital services thrive in the era of austerity.”

The LGC Awards take place at London’s Grosvenor House on 13 March 2019.