Be a star this Christmas

Once again, we are preparing for our Christmas Appeal and preparing to support as many needy children and families across Stockton-on-Tees as we can. Last year the Salvation Army Be a Star Appeal helped over 380 families from across Stockton, and we are expecting an increase in demand this year.

We are able to provide toys, toiletries and sweets for children up to the age of 18 years. We, therefore, invite you to supply us with details of children you are supporting who will require this type of assistance.

Here is the letter with the campaign

Here is a referral form


Tees River Rescue Early Christmas Party

24th November, 7.30 -11.00pm

Tees River Rescue, the independent lifeboat charity for the River Tees, invite you join them for a Christmas River Cruise aboard the Teesside Princess on Friday 24th November.

The cruise boards at 7.30pm at Castlegate Quay in Stockton and will depart at 8pm for Yarm. Tickets are £20 per person and a buffet (all dietary requirements can be catered for) and entertainment (a disco) is included in the ticket price. There is a bar available to purchase drinks. There will also be an opportunity to purchase tickets for a Christmas raffle. The return trip will bring return to Castlegate Quay by 11.00pm.

The Trustees and volunteers are hoping that supporters old and new can join them to celebrate the upcoming festive season. To buy tickets please follow this link.


Dancing monsters are taking over the Love Exploring app!


Whether it’s the pumpkin boogie, the witchy waltz or the zombie stomp you want to learn, this is the app for you. Head to one of the following locations and bust a spooky move with the app’s ghoulish characters:

  • John Whitehead Park
  • Wynyard Woodland Park
  • Wellington Square
  • Victoria Park
  • Ropner Park
  • Littleboy Park
  • Preston Park Museum and Grounds

Download the free app now

Your gateway to a healthier and happier you!

Join us on Thursday November 23rd at Thornaby Pavillion 10am – 3pm for Stockton’s Wellbeing Festival, an event tailored for those aged 50 and above. This free to attend festival brings an extensive line up of organisations ready to provide vital information, support, and a diverse range of activities.

Attendees can access essential health resources, including blood pressure checks, screening guidance, defibrillator training, and assistance for conditions like dementia, cancer, caregiving, benefits, and employment opportunities.

Beyond these services, participants can engage with various social groups such as the wellness choir, woodcraft enthusiasts, and chess aficionados. To enrich the experience, museums will be joining us, and you can treat yourself to complimentary refreshments, mince pies, and even participate in an exciting raffle.

Don’t keep this event a secret; spread the word to your friends, family, neighbours, and the broader community! This event is sponsored by Catalyst, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, Teesside Mind, Stockton on Tees Community Wellbeing Champions, and North Tees and Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust.




Procedures for Safeguarding Process

The following Tees procedures/guidance webpages have recently been reviewed and updated on the Tees Safeguarding Children Procedures website (

Making & Responding to a Referral:

Children In Need:

Strategy Discussion:

Initiating S47:

Outcome S47:


Procedures & Guidance on Specific Issues that Affect Children:

Abuse Lined to Spiritual & Religious Beliefs:

Assessing & Responding to the Impact of Domestic Abuse:

Assessing The Impact of Parental Substance and/or Alcohol Misuse on Children:

Child in Hospital:

Physical Chastisement:


Lakota Training

Here is some information on a forth coming course (see graphic)


More Lakota Training – Guaranteed Interview!

Lakota Trainings upcoming course which includes Retail course, Food hygiene course, work experience and guaranteed interview at the end of it.

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