Children and young people

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Children and young people

Our aim is to commission excellent services for children and young people (0-18 years) that are accessible to  all children including children with additional/special needs. This includes emotional wellbeing and mental health services such as specialist Children and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS).
We are also committed to ensuring we help children and young people who are looked after take care of their health, preventing problems where we can and offering support when its need and to help people recover and get back on their feet. We are taking part in a national project led by the Care Leavers Association to help us better understand the health issues experienced by people who have been in care and we will apply what we learning locally, and from other across the country to future services.


SEND Written Statement of Action


The SEND Written Statement of Action sets out the additional focused activity that has been put in place to address a number of issues raised in the inspection around the quality and consistency of SEND services to support children and young people. Ofsted and CQC have confirmed that this approach is fit for purpose and that it holds children and families at its heart.

Young carers

The CCG works closely with partners on local authorities to ensure there are good services for young carers, and that the health of young people caring for others is also good.

Maternity services

We commission maternity services for women and their families in our area. We will be reviewing the national Better Births report to ensure local services meet the recommendations set out in this report. We have a dedicated clinical lead for Maternal and Child Health in Chris Briddon, who is a nurse at Normanby Medical Centre with many years’ experience as a midwife.

These services include care from midwives and clinicians during pregnancy, through birth and to the postnatal period after a baby is born.

Visit the NHS website for more information on pregnancy and baby care.

We also have a useful leaflet on child minor ailments.

Local offer for children with special educational needs and disabilities

All local authorities are required to produce a ‘local offer’ detailing what is available within their area for families, young people and children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Find out more about Middlesbrough Local Authorities’ Local Offer

Find out more about Redcar and Cleveland Local Authorities’ Local Offer

Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – a South Tees Transformation Plan

We’ve produced a document which sets out our local plan to make it easier for children, young people, parents and carers to access help and support when needed. It also makes recommendations to improve how children and young people’s mental health services are organised, commissioned and provided.

South Tees Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Wellbeing – Transformation Plan. 2016 Refresh

The 2017 Refresh Transformation Plan is currently in development and will available shortly. 

Screening tests for you and your baby

Important information about the screening choices you will have during and after your pregnancy.  Please see below some Easy Read information leaflets.