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How the Council buys placements in special schools not managed by the Council

Important information for parents and carers about how the Council buys placements in special schools not managed by the Council (non-maintained and independent special schools) referred to as ‘settings’ throughout this letter, for children and young people 0 – 25 years From February 2016 the…

How to Read your Gas and Electric Meters and Your Bills Explained

National Energy Action (NEA) is the national charity seeking to end fuel poverty. NEA has produced a number of leaflets that can help you understand your household bills. Download the How to Guides from the righthand download section of this page.

In-car Child Safety

What does the law say? You must use a restraining system if one is fitted in your vehicle. The law is complicated, so the best way to stay on the right side of it is to use the most appropriate restraint for everyone travelling in…

Increasing Awareness of our Local Offer

Since January 2018, we have been working hard to raise awareness of the Local Offer across Middlesbrough. We have been reaching out to young people, families and professionals by a variety of means and speaking to as many people as we can. Take a look…

Independent Travel Training

Independent Travel Training Independent Travel Training supports young people with SEN and additional needs to travel independently to and from their place of education. Travel Trainers help young people using this service to gain the confidence and skills they need to make the journeys safely…

Jargon Buster - Our Words explained!

Professionals can sometimes use words, phrases and/or abbreviations that are difficult for parents, carers and young people to understand. They can also mean different things to different organisations. Click on the letters below to see some of the words and terminology you might come across. 

Keeping Yor Cool - Advice for Parents on Managing Stress & Anger

Advice for parents on managing stress and anger.  Published by the NSPCC.

Legal Highs-New Psychoactive Subs Act Explained

A light hearted explanation of the New Psychoactive Subs act which will come into force in April 2016

Life Skills Checklist - Preparing for Adulthood

The Preparation for Adulthood team has produced a Life Skills sheet to help develop the essential skills for independence. The list is designed to give young people and families some ideas about useful skills for the future. Not everyone will be able to achieve every…

Listening to Children - Improving Communication with Your Child

Improving communication with your child.  Published by the NSPCC
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