MAP Update – 12th September 2018

Upcoming Events

My Family Plan Training, Levick Court – Thursday 13th September 2018

The Early Help Assessment has been redesigned into ‘My Family Plan’ and one day training is being delivered by the Family Partnership Team Manager, John Scadden. The next session will be held on Thursday 13th September at Levick Court, 22 Levick Court, Middlesbrough, TS5 5JR from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. For details on booking and alternative future dates click here

Early Help Briefing Mop-Up Session, My Place – Friday 14th September 2018

Following on from the ‘education specific’ Early Help briefings held in May and June, the Family Partnership Team are offering a Mop-Up Session of the same briefing for those who were not able to attend previous sessions. The session will run from 9.30 – 11.30 am on Friday 14th September 2018 at My Place, North Street, Middlesbrough. Please confirm your attendance to

MSCB Safeguarding Network Forum Meeting – Thursday 20th September 2018

The next MSCB Safeguarding Network Forum meeting will take place on Thursday 20th September from 10.00 am – 12.00 noon at Second Floor Meeting Room, St Mary’s Centre, Corporation Road, Middlesbrough.  For further details please contact

MAP PSA Network Event, The Fenton Suite, Riverside Stadium – Thursday 20th September 2018

The next PSA Network Event is taking place from 1.00 – 3.00 pm on Thursday 20th September 2018 at The Fenton Suite, Riverside Stadium. Please confirm attendance to Please note change of venue from original notice.

Promote Unity – Counter Extremism, The Community Safety Hub – Monday 24th September 2018

This a free training day and resources for teachers and educators in the Cleveland area. Spaces are limited to two staff members per school/organisation and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To book places email or call 020 3308 2912. Further information is available here

Threshold Training, Easterside Hub – Tuesday 25th September 2018

Middlesbrough Council has reviewed its training offer for the Thresholds, resulting in the training being updated in line with Middlesbrough Children Services Transformation Programme. John Scadden and Emma Wright are offering a 2 hour training session for Middlesbrough Service only. The next session will be held on Tuesday 31st July at Easterside Hub from 9.30 – 11.30 am. For details on booking and alternative future dates click here

Universal Credit Conference, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt – Wednesday 3rd October 2018

On 3 October, Thirteen housing, in partnership with Middlesbrough Council and the Middlesbrough Financial Inclusion Group (FIG), is hosting a conference to bring together organisations from across the area to share the lessons learned from UC’s Full Service implementation in other areas. Further information is available here

Signs of Safety Partner Agency and Staff Briefings, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt – Monday 15th October 2018, 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Middlesbrough Council Children’s Care are implementing a new practice approach across our children’s services called ‘signs of safety’ and will be holding a second briefing session in August. For further details click here

MAP PSA Restorative Practice Training, The Riverside Stadium – Monday 19th November 2018

MAP are pleased to offer you a 1-day Restorative Practice training event which is aimed at PSA’s and Educational Welfare Officers within Middlesbrough schools to support work with parents, carers and families. The training will be held on Monday 19th November 2019 from 8:30 am to 4.00 pm in The Riverside Suite, Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. If you would like to take advantage of this training offer, then please email by 20th September 2018 to secure your place.  The training is free for Middlesbrough Schools, however there will be a charge of £50 for other organisation and for non-attendance to cover costs of administration and catering for the event.


MSCB Safeguarding Network Forum Meetings will be held on the following dates:

Thursday 6th December 2018, from 10.00 am to 12 noon – venue to be confirmed nearer the date


Emergency Provision in Middlesbrough

Details of emergency provision support which is available to families in Middlesbrough is available here

Welfare Benefit Advice

Free and confidential help and advice is available via the Community Hub advice service. Details of weekly venues and timings are attached here

Middlesbrough Free Food List

A timetable of dates, times and venues where free food is available across Middlesbrough is available here

It’s Your Right to Claim, benefits check sessions

An opportunity for local residents to ensure they are in receipt of the right benefits. For locations and times of local session click here

Council Tax Reduction Claim Form

Middlesbrough residents who are in receipt of universal credit or housing benefit and haven’t claimed council tax reduction, the customer can complete a claim form which can be found here

Debt Advice in Middlesbrough

Initial telephone debt advice is now available by calling Middlesbrough Citizens Advice directly on 01642 802282. Alternatively, the office can be visited Monday to Friday, and opening times and session details can be found here

Emergency Duty Team

New contact numbers for the emergency duty team are available here

LINX Youth Clubs

LINX deliver weekly youth clubs across the Middlesbrough area and details can be found here of dates, times and venues.

DWP: Care to Learn Scheme

The DWP have a ‘Care to Learn’ scheme which can help with childcare costs while students under the age of 20 undertake study. Further details are available here

Changes to The Homeless Reduction Act

Information which could help parents who are homeless or might lose their homes can be found here

Work It Out

Work it out is an eight day course designed to equip local residents with improved IT skills to help them navigate Universal Credit and be better prepared to enter the world of work. The course runs Tuesday to Friday for 2 weeks at The Resource Centre, Meath Street, Middlesbrough, with refreshments and a lunchtime sandwich being provided. Further details and how to book are available here

Early Help Forums

Early Help Forums are now being held on a fortnightly basis, and have been rated by OFSTED as good practice. You can request to bring a case to the Early Help Forum by contacting the Family Partnership Team. Further details can be found here

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