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Child and Baby Health

The Children's Hub - Hartlepool Borough Council

The Children's Hub provide information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families. 

  • Advice on family issues and concerns
  • Access to specialist services and support
  • Family finance and budgeting
  • Benefit and entitlement checks
  • Training and employment advice
  • Becoming a child-minder / childcare provider
  • Help with finding and paying for childcare
  • 2,3, 4 year old Free Nursery Entitlement
  • Sure Start Children's Centre
  • Activities for children and young people

Hartlepool Borough Council 
Civic Centre
Victoria Road
TS24 8AY
Telephone: 01429 284284

HSSCP Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Safeguarding Children Partners

The Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSSCP) is attended by professionals from the Local Authority, Health Services, Police, Probation, Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (CAFCASS), Schools, the Voluntary Sector, Lay Members and many others. HSSCP brings together people who work with children and their families to ensure that the safety and welfare of children is at the heart of their work. HSSCP leads the work to safeguard children in Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees.

HSSCP has a range of roles and statutory functions including:

  • Developing local safeguarding policy and procedures
  • Scrutinising local arrangements

The aim of HSSCP is to make sure those who work with children and their families do it well and keep children safe.

Our agreed vision for Hartlepool and Stockton on Tees Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSSCP) is to ensure:

"Every child in Hartlepool and Stockton feels safe, secure and is protected from harm; enabling them to reach their full potential."

Our aim as a partnership is to understand what is working well, what needs further development in our collective safeguarding practice to achieve this vision and how to address areas that do not meet the required standards.
Tel: 01429 523825

Speech, Language and Communication

Looking for information about children's Speech, Language and Communication call 020 7843 2544 to arrange a free phone call from one of our speech and language therapists I CAN Help Enquiry Service or you can email your questions to We can help explain any aspect of children's talking and communication development that you may be concerned about. We can also talk you through ages and stages and what you can do to help your child and get the right support. 

Visit for more information and to read our factsheets and frequently asked questions.