Children North East

Children North East

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Counselling / advice
  • Young people

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Our work ensures babies feel safe and loved, children feel ready and are looking forward to starting school, children and young people feel confident in school, teenagers feel valued and confident and young people feel they are given a chance. We direct our activities to those children and young people who do not enjoy all the rights of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

In 2017/2018 we supported 3,584 children, young people, and 819 families; we also improved the school day experience for children and young people in 70 schools where we delivered our Poverty Proofing the School Day Programme; and over 750 children took part in 17 summer holiday clubs we coordinated.


Children North East offers 34 different services for children, young people, families and schools mainly in Newcastle, Gateshead, Sunderland, Stockton and South East Northumberland with smaller presences in every part of the region. Our Poverty Proofing the School Day initiative is delivered through licenses with organisations across England and our campaigning on free school meals money and holiday hunger has national significance. We are increasingly offering free advice on our website for young people and parents.

At the heart of everything we do is an ethos of flexible, collaborative relationships with service users, building on strengths, finding solutions and giving honest feedback. We don’t give up but we don’t support people indefinitely, ending our involvement when service users are more resilient to cope in future by solving problems themselves.


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