If you are a child or young person, this part of the website is for you.
If you are living with difficulties at home, it can feel very lonely. You don't need to suffer in silence. The following services can help support you and keep you safe.
The Children's Hub provide information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families.
Telephone: 01429 284284 (please note the Hartlepool dialling code)
The Emergency Duty Team provides an out-of-hours response to emergency situations involving child protection, child care, mental health and other adult care service matters.
Telephone: 08702 402994 (For outside office hours)
In an emergency contact the Police.
You can call also contact Childline for advice and support 24 hours a day.
Telephone: 0800 1111
You may have heard people talk about ‘child protection’. Child protection is when people are worried that a child may be being hurt by someone. A social worker’s job, with the help of other workers like the police, health visitors and teachers, is to stop children from being hurt. Safeguarding looks at what needs to happen to keep children and young people safe. Sometimes, children and young people do not even realise that what is happening is wrong because it is so normal to them. Even worse, sometimes children and young people blame themselves. If you think you might be being hurt or abused, there are things you can do to help adults protect you. It is against the law, and if social workers or the police know that it is happening to you, they need to take action to protect you.
We want to keep you safe from abuse.
The Government has published a guide for young people to explain what abuse is and how to keep children safe.
The Children’s Society have put ‘five ways to well-being for children’ on a set of postcards as a reminder of the things that children can do to support their own well-being. Click this link to download the Wellbeing Postcards.
The role of SLSCB is to make sure agencies are working together to safeguard children and young people and make them safe. It is our job to work hard to make sure that Stockton-on-Tees is a safe place for children and young people to grow up. The SLSCB is made up of professionals with different jobs including: police, doctors, social workers, and teachers, we call these our partners. The partners meet regularly to check, and if needed, change what we do to make sure the needs of children and young people are met in the best possible way.