MAP Update – 13th June 2018

Upcoming Events

Crossing the Tees Book Festival – 9th to 23rd June 2018

The annual Crossing the Tees Book Festival return with a fantastic programme for 2018. The full programme and booking information can be found here

Local Offer Developments Drop In Sessions, Acklam Green Centre – Thursday 14th June 2018

Have you heard about the Local Offer? Do you know what the Local Offer is? Do you support or know young people with Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities? Why not go along to a drop in session at Acklam Green Centre tomorrow to find out about the changes that have been made to the website and how you can use this in your working practice. We would also love to hear any suggestions you have! The sessions will be from 9.00am to 10.30am, 11.00am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 3.00pm.

Middlesbrough Contact Centre Course starting Monday 18th June to Friday 6th July 2018

A 3 week contact centre course is starting on Monday 18th June to Friday 6th July 2018, and will run from the Live Well Centre in Dundas Arcade, Middlesbrough. There are guaranteed interviews with a number of employers for every candidate on successful completion of the course. For further information click here

Prince’s Trust Get Started with Games Programme Dates from 18th to 22nd June 2018

The Prince’s trust are offering a FREE Get Started with Games Design course for 16 to 25 year olds who are unemployed, not in full time education or training. Further details and how to book can be found here

What’s The Quality of Equalities in Your School, Unity City Academy – Monday 18th June 2018

Unity City Academy are hosting an interactive Fearless Futures workshop to support educators to grow their equalities cognisance and capability. For further details and how to book click here

Next Steps … A Conference for NQTs in the North East – Wednesday 20th June 2018

This is a joint conference organised by 12 North East Regions, and is being held on Wednesday 20th June 2018 from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm at Middlesbrough Football Club. Guest speakers include Sir John Jones and Hywell Roberts and the cost for the day is £75 per delegate. To reserve your place email Flyer for the event can be found here

Early Help Briefing, West Middlesbrough Children’s Centre – Wednesday 20th June 2018

The last ‘education specific’ Early Help briefings is taking place on Wednesday 20th June between 9.15 – 10.30 am at West Middlesbrough Children’s Centre, Stainsby Road, Acklam

MAP Global Bridge Local Employer Event, Macmillan Academy – Wednesday 20th June 2018

globalbridge is an online platform, which allows young people to showcase their talents and achievements to educational institutions and industry. The platform also allows universities and businesses to search a fully customisable database to identify individuals who satisfy specific career aspirations, skills, interest and goals. To encourage businesses in Middlesbrough to sign up, MAP is hosting an event to outline the benefits the online platform brings and will be funding the first 100 employers wishing to sign up. Further details can be found here and local employers can sign up for the event here

Refugee Week Wellbeing Event, The Live Well Centre – Wednesday 20th June 2018

See the attached flyer for this event

Open Door North East Open Day, Melbourne House – Thursday 21st June 2018

During Refugee Week, Open Door North East are holding an Open Day between 10.30 am and 3.00 pm at Melbourne House (next to Lidl), Newport Road, Middlesbrough. For more details click here

My Family Plan Training, Easterside Children Centre – Tuesday 26th June 2018

The Early Help Assessment has been redesigned into ‘My Family Plan’ and day training is being delivered by the Family Partnership Team Manager, John Scadden. The first of five sessions will be held on Tuesday 26th June at Easterside Children Centre from 9.00 am – 4.00 pm. For details on booking and alternative future dates click here

Inclusive Teaching & Learning for EAL Leaners: Building up your Toolkit, Middlesbrough Football Club – 26th & 27th June 2018

FREE conferences for all Middlesbrough schools, delivered by Osiris Educational will be held at Middlesbrough Football Club. Primary EAL day will take place on Tuesday 26th June (see flyer here) and the Secondary EAL day will take place on Wednesday 27th June (see flyer here). Sign up now to guarantee your free place by emailing

Preparing for Adulthood Event, Wallsend – Wednesday 27th June 2018

Durham County Council are holding a Preparing for Adulthood event on Wednesday 27th June 2018 from 1.00 – 4.00 pm at Langdale Centre, Wallsend. The event would be beneficial to secondary school teacher and SENCO’s, parents, social workers, health workers and other professionals working with young people with EHC plans and SEN Support. There are 8 please available and bookings should be made by sending your name, job title and contact email address to An agenda for the day is attached here

Who, What, Why, Where & When Recovery Conference, Teesside University – Monday 2nd July 2018

Recovery Connections are hosting a conference that aims to look at how recovery from addiction can be supported across a range of settings. The conference is free with an optional donation to cover lunch. For further details and to register click here

Threshold Training, Easterside Hub – Tuesday 3rd July 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 3rd July at Easterside Hub from 9.30 – 11.30 am. For details on booking and alternative future dates click here

Middlesbrough College Safeguarding and Welfare Day – Wednesday 4th July 2018

Middlesbrough College are holding a safeguarding and welfare day to strengthen their links to support our most vulnerable students. For further details click here

Middlesbrough Safeguarding Network Forum Meeting, My Place – Wednesday 4th July 2018

The next meeting of the Safeguarding Network Forum will take place on Wednesday 4th July from 3.30 – 5.00 pm at My Place, North Street, Middlesbrough. Further information is available here

FutureMe Progression to Higher Education Conference, St James’ Park – Wednesday 4th July 2018

FutureMe are working with Causeway Education to deliver a full day conference for Teachers and Advisors on Wednesday 4th July 2018 at St James’ Park, Newcastle. Attendance is FREE, but attendees must sign up for a place in advance of the event. Further details and booking form can be found here

Tees Valley Skills & STEM Event 2018, Teesside University – Thursday 5th July 2018

The 7th Tees Valley Skills & STEM Event 2018 will take place Thursday 5th July 2018 at the University of Teesside. For further details and booking information click here

Digital Technology Solutions to Enhance Reading, EAL & Language Development, Riverside Stadium – Thursday 5th July 2018

Middlesbrough Leaders of Learning Network are hosting a FREE hands on, cross phase workshop which will be delivered by Jon Tait on how to use Microsoft Learning Tools to enhance reading, language development and provision for EAL learners and their families. For further details click here

Higher Education and Access to HE Open Event, Middlesbrough College – Wednesday 11th July 2018

Middlesbrough College will be holding a Higher Education and Access to HE Open Event, offering potential students the perfect opportunity to find out more about the colleges full and part-time courses. During the event students can meet with tutors, get impartial careers advice and gain further information on Student Finance. Pre-register for the event here

Understanding Islam for the new GCSE Course, Acklam Grange School – Thursday 12th and Friday 13th July 2018

Acklam Grange School are hosting a 2-day course in preparation for the new Understanding Islam GCSE. It is an opportunity for teachers across the region to learn about Islam via a bespoke course designed to suit the requirements of the new GCSE, which is being delivered by Dr Chris Hewer. For booking details please click here

FeelGoodBoro Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Saturday 14th July 2018

Middlesbrough Council have organised a day of celebration at Middlesbrough Town Hall to showcase all of the services available to families in the town, to celebrate the wide variety of cultures that make Middlesbrough one of the most diverse towns in the country and to give the public an opportunity to experience the changes made at the Town Hall. For more details click here


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

Thursday 20th September 2018, from 10.00 am to 12 noon – venue to be confirmed nearer the date

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

Lego Clubs

Weekly Lego clubs are currently being run and are suitable for children 4+ and families. Events are run at Central Library every Monday from 4.00 – 5.15 pm and North Ormesby Community Hub every Saturday from 10.00 -11.30 am. Flyers for each event are attached here: Central Library, North Ormesby

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

Stop Loan Sharks Community Funding 2018

The England Illegal Money Lending Team has funding available for groups that want to raise awareness of the issues of illegal money lending. For further information and to find out how to apply for funding click 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.

My Family Plan Training

The Early Help Assessment has been redesigned into ‘My Family Plan’ and an offer of training and support has been developed. For details on dates and locations please click here

Threshold Training – Providing the Right Support to meet a Child’s Need in Middlesbrough and Redcar & Cleveland

Middlesbrough Council has reviewed its training offer for the Thresholds resulting in the training being updated in line with Middlesbrough Children Services Transformation Programme. The training is for Middlesbrough Services only. 2 hour training sessions are being held at Easterside Hub and the dates can be found here

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 Homelessness 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

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