Useful Links

Police non-emergency line telephone number is 101

Play Therapy United Kingdom – UK organisation governing therapeutic play and play therapy and providing information to the public about working therapeutically with children. www.playtherapy.org.uk

The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy – promotes and provides education, information and training for counsellors and psychotherapists about counselling and psychotherapy. www.bacp.co.uk

ChildLine – is a private and confidential listening and advice service for children and young people up to the age of 19. Child Line 0800 1111 – lines open 24 hours a day and calls are free. www.childline.org.uk

Samaritans – offering confidential support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 08457 90 90 90 (calls cost 2p per minute) jo@samaritans.org www.samaritans.org

Young Minds – UK charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. 020 7089 5050 www.youngminds.org.uk

MIND – provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. MIND campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. www.mind.org.uk

Winston’s Wish – UK childhood bereavement charity offering practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. Helpline 08452 030405 www.winstonswish.org.uk

CRUSE Bereavement Care – offers advice, information and support to bereaved people of all ages, however or whenever the death occurred. Helpline 0844 4779400 www.cruse.org.uk

Beat – UK charity supporting anyone affected by eating disorders or difficulties with food, weight and shape.

http://www.b-eat.co.uk

Daisy Chain – local charity based in Stockton providing a range of support services for children on the autistic spectrum and their families. www.daisychainproject.co.uk

Women’s Aid – national charity for women and children working to end domestic abuse. 0808 2000247 Free phone National Domestic Violence Helpline www.womensaid.org.uk

The Hideout – women’s Aid website to raise awareness of domestic abuse for children and young people, and to support those affected by it. www.thehideout.org.uk

Child Exploitation & Online Protection (CEOP) Centre. 0870 000 3344 www.thinkuknow.co.uk – offers information on E-Safety

If you think a child is being harmed contact in Stockton, contact Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council First Contact Team

During working hours:

First Contact

Out of hours:

Emergency Duty Team Tel: 08702 402994

If you think a child is being harmed contact in Hartlepool, contact Hartlepool Borough Council First Contact & Support Hub Services

During working hours:

First Contact

Out of hours:

Emergency Duty Team Tel: 08702 402994

Cleveland Victim Services Directory – this Directory contains details of the many organisations which can offer help, support, information and a range of other associated services that help people to cope and recover following a crime. www.cvsd.co.uk

Tees Local Safeguarding Children Board – information and procedures on safeguarding children. www.teescpp.org.uk

Teesside Sexual Assault Referral Centre (SARC) – Helen Britton House in Middlesbrough is a purpose built SARC specifically designed to provide a sensitive and dedicated service that meets the needs of Victims of Rape and Sexual Assault. The SARC provides 24 hour crisis intervention and support 365 days a year with dedicated specially trained staff. You do not need to report to the Police to access this service. www.sarcteesside.co.uk

Catalyst is the voice, representation and support for Stockton on Tees’ voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) sector. We offer a range of specialist support, strategic operations and a commitment to push forward the conditions in which our 300+ members operate – www.catalyststockton.org

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