Skip header

Your browser is out of date

This site is optimised for modern browsers, and does not fully support your version of Internet Explorer.

Get help to update your browser
Transparent banner

The best start in life

We want South Tyneside's children and families to have the best start in life and aspire to a bright and prosperous future.

See below for advice on staying healthy, things to do, as well as support and services available to children and families.


Eat smart, get active and be healthy

Ways to get active

There is lots to do in South Tyneside to increase your physical activity. Get ideas of ways for you and your family to get active.

Get active

Leisure facilities

Find out about swimming, gyms and sports activities in your local leisure facilities.

Leisure facilities

Healthy eating

There are plenty of healthy places to eat in the local area. Plus download the new Change4Life app to help you eat healthy.

Healthy eating

Support to stop smoking

If you want to enjoy the health benefits of giving up smoking, we can give you help and support.

Support to stop smoking


Services and support for children and families

Worried about a child?

Anything you notice can help a child at risk. If you have any concerns that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer, contact us.

Worried about a child?

Support with family life

We can support you with any concerns regarding your child, like behavioural problems, issues at school, or any other difficulties.

Support with family life

Fostering and adoption

Find out about fostering and adoption. If you're interested, contact our team for an informal chat.

Fostering and adoption

Support for additional needs

Find information and services to help children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and their families.

Support for additional needs

Children's centres

Children's centres are for children under five and their families. Membership is free and gives you access to a range of services.

Children's centres

Schools

Find out about school admissions, school meals and milk, school holidays, school contact details, and more.

Schools

Housing support

Get help with finding and applying for a home, homelessness, specialist advice for young people, mutual exchanges and more.

Housing support

Youth participation

Young people from 14 - 19 years old can get involved with South Tyneside's Young People's Parliament (STYPP).

Youth participation

Useful information and contacts: 

If you already have an allocated social worker, please contact them to discuss any concerns you may have.


What's on in South Tyneside

What's on

View a list of events and activities taking place across South Tyneside.

Events and activities

Things to do

For information about attractions and things to do in the area, go to the Visit South Tyneside website.

Visit South Tyneside


We're working to give the children of South Tyneside the best start in life

Best start in life logo

We want South Tyneside's children and families to have the best start in life and aspire to a bright and prosperous future. To ensure everyone reaches their full potential, we will work together to provide the best possible learning and recreation opportunities, with targeted protection, care and support for those in greatest need.

We are dedicated to helping members of the public, staff, members and partners understand our vision and how we deliver outcomes for children within one overarching strategy.

By promoting our wide range of services for children and families to the public, including how they can access them easily and quickly, we are supporting families to engage and support themselves.

Best Start in Life Strategy 

View the  Best Start in Life Strategy.


How would you rate the information on this page?

  • Children and Families Social Care
  • Town Hall & Civic Offices
    Westoe Road
    South Shields
    Tyne and Wear
    United Kingdom
    NE33 2RL

  • 0191 424 5010

Share this page