This part of the website is for parents/carers, anyone with parental responsibility, relatives, friends, neighbours and concerned adult who need information or advice.
We all have a personal responsibility to notice when a child or young person may be being abused and should pass our concerns to someone who can act to protect them.
If you have concerns that a child is being abused or neglected, or that they may be at risk of harm, you should contact one of the following services.
First Contact Stockton and Hartlepool Children Services have joined in partnership to host The Children's Hub. The Children's Hub provides information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families.
Telephone: 01642 130080
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: 01642 524552 (For outside office hours)
In an emergency contact the Police.
A series of posters from our VEMT (Vulnerable, Exploited, Missing or Trafficked) 'Where is your child tonight?' campaign are now available. Each of them are aimed at raising awareness of issues that could place children in situations where they may be at risk of harm, engaging in anti social behaviour or making them vulnerable through the actions/decisions they make. Please share them with your friends and colleagues and use them to discuss situations with children to raise their awareness of the risks they may be taking.
Please click on any of the links below for more information:
Messages of hate can take many forms. Extremist groups use them to recruit young people. The educate against hate website offers advice to parents in the form of questions & answers (including online safety and warning signs) as well as available resources.