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


School nurses offer year-round support for children and young people with identified health needs both in and out of school settings.

School Nurses can offer information and support with:

  • Promoting healthier lifestyles – healthy weight
  • Preventative education – tobacco, alcohol, and drugs
  • Sexual health and contraception
  • Transition – moving to secondary school
  • School-aged Immunisations
  • Continence


Daisy Chain

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


Speech, language and communication are core life skills. Children and young people need communication skills so they can fulfil their potential in life.

The South Tees speech and language therapy team (SALT) aims to ensure that every child and young person in the South Tees region is offered the help and support they need to achieve this.

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


Short Breaks are available for children and young people who have additional support needs and or disabilities and are intended to have positive benefits for both children and young people and their families.

Short breaks provide opportunities for children and young people:

  • To spend time away from their parents carers;
  • The chance to develop new friendships;
  • To develop their independence;
  • To take part in new experiences and to have fun doing positive activities such as swimming, youth clubs, day trips with friends and much more.

Short breaks aim to provide their parent carers with:

  • A necessary and valuable break from their caring responsibility;
  • A chance to rest and unwind;
  • To spend time with other members of the family.

Short Breaks provision can range from a few hours a week to an allocated number of overnight breaks per year and anything in between.

Redcar and Cleveland's Short Breaks Offer is provided under 3 categories; Universal Services, Self-Referral Clubs and Social Worker Referral Services.


Short Breaks Team Contact Details

The Short Breaks Team can be contacted by email or by calling 07966 232668


Max Card


The Max Card is the UK’s leading discount card for families of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council are pleased to confirm following a successful pilot, Max Cards are available upon request (eligibility applies) to local SEND families.

Families can use their Max Card at venues across the UK to get free or discounted admission.

The scheme is designed to help families save money on great days out at castles, zoos, bowling and much more.

Private Fostering


What is private fostering?

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.


What will Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council do?

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.


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