The Children’s Society in Tees Valley has a long history of providing children and family services in the Tees Valley area

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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 do this through:

Youth at risk - 'My Voice' - Tees Valley Restorative Programme

This service, supported by Northern Powergrid, draws on our extensive experience in restorative justice, family mediation and intensive support to teenagers to help some of the most vulnerable young people and families in the area.

The service consists of:

  • mediation to families in crisis
  • intensive support to care leavers
  • safer choices sessions to children under 16
  • group work focussing on reducing risk taking behaviour, emotional well-being and readiness for work.

Who is this service available to?

We work with Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Stockton and Redcar and Cleveland local authorities, delivering this resilience and emotional well-being programme: 'My Voice' for those who meet the following criteria:

  • families with young repeat offenders in the criminal justice system
  • families with young people who go missing from home and are at risk of sexual exploitation
  • young people aged 16 and leaving care
  • families with children on the edge of care

How to access this service  

Process for referral:

For information and discussion about eligibility for the service please contact the service manager. A referral form should be completed for submission to an allocations panel. A response to all referrals will be made within three working days. If the referral is appropriate, an allocation to a project worker will be made in five working days.

Service manager: Lynda Smith


Provincial House
150 Northumberland Street
Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7DQ
United Kingdom
Phone 0191 221 0836
54° 58' 38.1684" N, 1° 36' 48.1464" W