Our teams work in six localities covering Norfolk’s seven district council areas as follows:

King’s Lynn/West Norfolk

Our teams here are based in King’s Lynn, which is full of maritime heritage and outstanding historic buildings. Combined with its bustling shopping centre, it is a great place to live and work. Children’s Services offices are based centrally with parking for staff, close to the A47 providing an easy commute across Norfolk, and the neighbouring counties of Lincolnshire, Cambridge and Suffolk. King’s Lynn boasts beautiful countryside, a stunning coastline and easy access to the Norfolk Broads. There are good local bus and train services to London, neighbouring counties and Norwich.

Breckland

Children’s Services are based in the market towns of Dereham and Thetford.

Dereham is official the centre of Norfolk! A vibrant town only 20 minutes from Norwich and 40 minutes to King’s Lynn with a variety of shops, places to eat and a large free public car park. Dereham is well located for access to Norfolk’s stunning coastline and Norfolk Broads National Park.

The historical town of Thetford sits within easy reach of Thetford Forest, which hosts big name concerts and events throughout the year, The Norfolk Broads National Park, beautiful beaches and countryside. The town has easy access to the A11 and A14 and regular rail services to Norwich and London Liverpool Street.

Norwich

Norwich is a wonderful fusion of the modern and historic, one complementing the other. Like any great city its centre is easy to walk around and has a river at its heart. As well as being the most complete medieval city in the UK, it has a flourishing arts, music and cultural scene, superb independent as well as High Street shopping, lively restaurants, bars and nightlife and a heritage that is a delight to explore. It was also England’s first UNESCO City of Literature – this is a city of stories!. We have one of the best and busiest libraries in the country situated in the Forum that offers a wide range of activities for everyone

Norwich also has excellent road links to Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge and regular rail service to London, Peterborough and Essex. We also have an international airport which makes Europe and beyond easily accessible.

South Norfolk

The South Locality is based in Long Stratton, an area with an exciting development plan to become a town with a village feel. Children’s Services are based with the District Council and other multi-agency colleagues in a modern building. Long Stratton is central to Wymondham, Diss and 15 minutes’ drive from Norwich. South Norfolk has excellent road links to Suffolk, Essex and Cambridge, with regular rail services through to London and Peterborough, from there you can travel anywhere!

North Norfolk and Broadland

Cromer is a seaside town with a beautiful coastline, Cromer Peer and Pavilion Theatre and a variety of “boutique” shops and places to eat. For those of you that enjoy the beach life this is the coastline for you. There are good links into Norwich by road, rail and bus. Cromer has a community feeling with small villages, local friendly pubs and community hubs. Children’s Services office base is central and shared with our Early Help Teams and North Norfolk District Council.

Our Broadland teams are based on the outskirts of Norwich, in Thorpe, with Early Help and Broadland District Council. From the southern bypass all the way to Norwich, following the river, there are many place to eat and drink as well as enjoying the views.

Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth is a lively coastal town in Norfolk which boasts stunning beaches, beautiful countryside, the Norfolk Broads and an enormous range of tourist attractions. With the fabulous Gorleston on Sea just next door there is something for everyone. There are excellent bus, road and rail links to Norwich only 30 minutes away. Children’s Services office can be found in the city of Yarmouth with stunning views of the river and easy access to shopping and the beach!

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Each Locality has a mix of teams:

  • Assessment
  • FIT (Family Intervention)
  • Looked After Children (LAC)
  • Leaving Care

We also have these other teams county wide:

  • Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) Service
  • MASH (Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub)
  • Adoption and Fostering
  • Children With Disabilities (CWD)
  • Kinship Care
  • Residential

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