The best start in life: Services for 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
Find out about swimming, gyms and sports activities in your local leisure facilities.Leisure facilities
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 are for children under five and their families. Membership is free and gives you access to a range of services.Children's centres
Find out about school admissions, school meals and milk, school holidays, school contact details, and more. Schools
Get help with finding and applying for a home, homelessness, specialist advice for young people, mutual exchanges and more.Housing support
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.