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Service summary

The Children's Hub

Anyone can contact The Children's Hub if they have concerns about a child's welfare or safety.

When The Children's Hub is contacted, the child's needs will be assessed against the threshold document 'Providing the Right Support to Meet a Child's Needs in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees. When we have consent or where our rule or law allow us to, partners may share information about the child and where appropriate, their family members. This will help us to decide what, if anything, should happen next. This information sharing is particularly important if there are concerns that a child has been harmed or might be harmed in the future.

After considering the information The Children's Hub might decide:
No further action is necessary
To refer the child to another agency for support
To refer the child for an Early Help Assessment
To refer the child to Children's Social Care for a Social Work Assessment

The Children's Hub is a partnership between:
Hartlepool Borough Council
Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council
Cleveland Police
North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Tees, Esk & Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
Harrogate & District NHS Foundation Trust

Service provider

Hartlepool Borough Council

Client Groups Served

  • Children and Young People
  • Adult Working Age
  • Older Person
  • Parent / Carer
  • SEND Local Offer