The Children's Society Tees Valley
Programme manager: Peter Lowe
The Children's Society has a 25-year history of providing children and family services in the Tees Valley area and made the decision to merge the work of two local projects - Youth Justice North East and Children's Resource Project North East. Together, these projects are now known as The Children's Society Tees Valley and moved into new premises in June 2010.
We currently work with and support children and young people who have been in trouble with the law or who have themselves been victims of crime. We also support and deliver services to disabled children and young people. We work in partnership with both Stockton and Hartlepool youth offending services, delivering solution-based mediation services.
We have a successful track record of working with the most hard-to-reach groups, enabling children, young people and their families to find solutions to barriers that they face.
We have a proven track record of working successfully in partnership with youth offending services, Victim Support, the police, the Crime Prosecution Service, the Youth Service, courts and the voluntary sector. We also have a well-established volunteer scheme, known as Support Plus, which is funded by The Big Lottery Fund and Opportunities for Volunteers Fund.
Support Plus aims to reduce the isolation felt by many disabled young people aged 14-24 living in Middlesbrough and Stockton by providing links between disabled young people and trained volunteers.