Daisy Chain resources
Hidden Disability Card & Lanyard
Advocating for rights
The Autism Alliance is working with law firm Rook Irwin Sweeney LLP to empower autistic people and their families to understand and advocate for their rights under the law: https://www.autism-alliance.org.uk/advocating-for-rights
Out of Office resources
If you or your child/family member are in immediate danger of hurting yourself or someone else, call 999.
Contact the NHS for help by calling 111 for your local mental health crisis support number.
NSPCC: 0808 800 5000
Emergency Duty Team (outside of office hours) for Redcar, Middlesbrough, Stockton, Hartlepool and Darlington areas.
The Emergency Duty Team provides an out-of-hours response to emergency situations involving child protection, child care, mental health and other adult care service matters.
Telephone: 01642 524552 (For outside office hours)
The Children’s Hub provides information, advice and guidance on services and support for children, young people and families. Contact your local hub if you are worried about a child or young person, or feel they are at risk of being abused, neglected or harmed:
Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees – 01642 130080
Redcar & Cleveland – 01642 130700
Middlesbrough – 01642 726004
Darlington – 01325 406222
If you’re worried that an adult may be harmed or neglected contact your local adult safeguarding board.
Hartlepool – 01429 523390
Stockton-on-Tees – 01642 527764
Redcar & Cleveland – 01642 711500
Middlesbrough – 01642 065070
Darlington – 01325 406111
Managing Mental Health and Wellbeing
Young Minds – https://youngminds.org.uk/
Kooth online counselling service – https://www.kooth.com
Suicide Prevention – http://www.stopsuicidenenc.org/
CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency and is dedicated to tackling the sexual abuse and exploitation of children and young people. CEOP helps children and young people under the age of 18 who have been forced or manipulated into taking part, or are being pressured to take part, in sexual activity of any kind. This can be both online and offline. The CEOP Safety Centre offers information and advice for children and young people, parents and carers and professionals. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking the Click CEOP button.
Online bullying or other online concerns should not be reported to CEOP and children and young people should be directed to speak to an adult they trust, and/or referred to Childline, if they would like to speak to someone about how they are feeling.
Think U Know
- Home activity packs – available to download for various age groups to learn about online safety at home
- Practical tips – steps to take to keep your child safe online
- Tips and Advice – including how to set content filters and how to talk to your child about online safety
Internet and Gaming Safety
- Family agreement – start positive conversations about safe and responsible internet use.
- National Online Safety – What Parents and Carers Need to Know about ROBLOX
Safety Centre – how to report online sexual abuse
Support to overcome anxiety
Support to help to resist or manage the urge to self-harm