Redcar and Cleveland Family Hubs
Redcar and Cleveland Family Hubs and wider network, offer help and support to families with children aged 0-19 years (25 with SEND), across Redcar and Cleveland.
Community mental health services in Teesside for children and young people. Providing community mental health services for children and young people in Teesside.
Redcar & Cleveland Health Visiting and School Nursing Team
Daisy Chain Family Support team can support in various different ways including developing routines, visuals and social stories, understanding communicative behaviour, identifying your child’s needs and sensory strategies and regulation. They can also signpost and refer to other services that could support you. Support is available to anyone living in the Tees Valley. This encompasses Stockton, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Darlington and Redcar & Cleveland.
Children's Speech and Language Therapy
Tees Valley Sleep Service
The Tees Valley Sleep Service is delivered across the Tees Valley by Sleep Scotland trained practitioners from the Health Visiting & School Nursing Team and the Family Support Team at Daisy Chain.
Special Guardianship Order Team
Redcar and Cleveland Council has a support service in place for children who are subject to a Special Guardianship Order (SGO).
An SGO may be granted when a child cannot live with their parents, and instead parental responsibility is given to another person that is close to them (often a grandparent or other extended relative). Sometimes these carers are called kinship carers.
The SGO Team are available to offer support directly to children where needed, and advice and guidance to carers.
Redcar & Cleveland Short Breaks
Private fostering is when a child under the age of 16 (or under 18 if they have a disability) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a close relative. Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts (whether of full blood, half blood or marriage/affinity).
This is a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, expected to last 28 days or more.
This is different to fostering arrangements coordinated by a social worker due to worries about a child’s safety or wellbeing.
When the council are informed of a private fostering arrangement, a social worker will speak with the parent, carer and child to assess the situation.
The social worker will arrange for some checks of the private foster carer, their household and home to make sure they are suitable to look after the child. This will involve undertaking a DBS check of the carer and other adults in the household.
If there are serious concerns the Council have the power to prohibit the arrangement.
The social worker will then visit every 6 weeks to check things are okay and speak with the child, after one year this reduces to once every 12 weeks. The social worker will make sure that the child and carer has access to any help and support they may need.