With a passion to improve the quality practice within Children’s services, Darlington is an evidence ambassador with over 18 years’ experience within the field. He started as a support worker in mental health and has worked through different roles in statutory children protection and court arena. He is the Children’s Principal Social Worker in West Sussex and represents the Children and Families Principal Social Worker Network as the Vice Chair. Darlington has a commitment to Family Safeguarding Model and the use of motivational interviewing in frontline practice and restorative leadership
He is a keen runner and cyclist, and promotes physical exercise to support a healthy mental health.