The Mission Statement of the portal is:
‘To be the preferred digital reference point for children and young people in County Durham meeting their advice and information needs across a range of subject matters’
The portal will
provide a single online landing space for children and young people across the
County, offering a range of information that is current, contemporary, innovative
and aligned to young people’s interests and needs. It is proposed that the portal consists of a range
of service provider information, as well as information of a more social
nature, such as local news, what’s on, discussion forums etc. Initial proposals indicate that the portal
will host the following information, although this will be further developed
following consultation and engagement with children and young people:
Information on health, safety, schools, employment and education etc.
· A directory of services across County Durham.
· Information on available activities
· Signposting to other services e.g. DurhamWorks, Families Information Service, Locate, Student App, Help4Teens etc.
It is envisaged that the introduction of the portal can
help children and young people to receive advice, support and information, at
the time that suits them, in a way that meets their needs.