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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

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.

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

  • 0191 424 5010

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