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Children, families, and safeguarding

Children in care

If you can't keep living with your parents, we'll help you to go and live somewhere else.

Early Help

Early Help is what we call the support we give to children and families as soon as problems start.

Fostering and adoption

Information about adopting a child, becoming a foster carer, or providing supported lodgings.


Details of organisations working to safeguard young people, and how to report a concern about a child.

Support for families

Information about childcare, Family Hubs (children's centres), and being ready for school.

Get involved

Have your say about children's services, including giving us good feedback or sending a complaint.

Kinship care

Kinship care is where children are cared for by members of their extended family, friends, or other people they’re connected to.

South Tees Youth Justice Service

Working with young people, parents, victims of crime and partners, to prevent and reduce crime.

Middlesbrough Children Matter

In Middlesbrough Children’s Services our mission is to show Middlesbrough children they matter.