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North East and North Cumbria Key Worker Service

A Key worker service is available across the Tees Valley for children and young people that have autism and/or learning disabilities. The workforce will support children, young people and families to help avoid unnecessary admissions into mental health hospitals within the integrated care system.

In line with new policy, children and young people are referred to the Key Working service when they are included on the dynamic support register.

Key workers work with children, young people and their families with the most complex needs to make sure families feel listened to and included in decisions, are fully involved in their care plans, care plans are personalised, and they have the right support at the right time, in a co-ordinated way.

For further information on this service please visit the following links:

Regional information; North East and North Cumbria (NE and NC) Keyworker Service - Cumbria, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust (

National information;