What We Do

Children North East exists because growing up can be hard. We create life-changing differences for babies, children and young people in their families, schools and communities.

We want all babies, children and young people to be happy and healthy and to grow up feeling; safe and loved, resilient to the challenges they may face and valued and confident. We have a strong children’s rights ethos and believe that real social change is achieved when those who are, or have, experienced issues lead the change.

Children North East deliver services, support and initiatives that provide a platform for children, young people and families to work through issues, take action and provide them with the tools to reach their full potential.  These include therapeutic services, mental health support, youth work, family support, domestic abuse services, community-based support, consultations with young people and Poverty Proofing©.

We also campaign on issues affecting babies, children and young people and influence social policy and system change to address obstacles preventing babies, children and young people growing up happy and healthy.