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Updates for parents

National lockdown: Stay at home. You must not leave your home unless necessary. Find out what you can and cannot do.

Welcome to our parents update page! This is a page to keep you informed with what is going on in Middlesbrough. You will find information about:

  • activities you can do with your child
  • important updates you need to know
  • links to resources that you can use
  • opportunities for you to have your say
  • links to our YouTube
  • links to social media pages you may find useful

Newsletters for families

This newsletter has been created to help support those families with disabilities. If you're struggling to read our newsletters, please email us at

New! Read our latest newsletter for families - 6 October 2020

Newsletters for parents

This newsletter is full of tips, tricks, and handy information for parents. If you're struggling to read our newsletters, please email us at

New! Read our newsletter for parents - 30 October 2020

If there's anything else you'd like on this page, whether that's more information, or to share fun activities you and your child have taken part in, please email us at

Early Help

You are not alone, we are here to help

Due to current circumstances regarding COVID-19, the Stronger Families Early Help service will be offering support to Middlesbrough families 5 days a week (9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, and 9am to 4:30pm on Friday).

Areas of advice we can offer include:

  • benefits
  • bereavement
  • mental health
  • domestic abuse
  • substance misuse
  • keeping children safe
  • education, training, and employment
  • support with managing young people's behaviour
  • links to other services and organisations who can help you

Our confidential Stronger Families hotline: 01642 354 070

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