MAP Update – 28th June 2018

MAP currently have a vacancy for a Parenting Support Coordinator within the MAP team.  Further details can be found here. Closing date is Friday 13th July, with interviews taking place on Monday 23rd July.

Upcoming Events

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

Apprenticeship information session, Triage Middlesbrough – Monday 2nd July 2018, 9.30am

Triage Middlesbrough are holding an Apprenticeship information session on Monday 2nd July at their offices on Linthorpe Road. Further details can be found 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 Psychology Service Briefing Event, Acklam Green Centre – Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 3pm

Middlesbrough Psychology Service are holding a briefing event on a free social, emotional and mental health training opportunity for all schools in Middlesbrough next Tuesday, 3rd July from 3pm at Acklam Green Centre

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

Middlesbrough Reading Promise Event, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Monday 9th July 2018

Middlesbrough Council is working with education providers and the National Literacy Trust to improve reading for children and young people in Middlesbrough. You are invited to a very important event on Monday 9th July 2018 from 2.00 – 4.00 pm at Middlesbrough Town Hall. Further details can be found here

Art Installation Workshops, Middlesbrough Town Hall – Wednesday 11th July 2018, 2pm

Middlesbrough Council are looking for 15 secondary school children to take part in the workshop with the artist Ian Kirkpatrick (link to Ian’s website here).  Ian will be installing some artwork at a location on Bedford Street in Middlesbrough which will reflect characteristics and images of the Town and is very keen to get input from the community including young people. Please will be filled on a first come first serve basis and you can book placed by contacting Tom Rhind at

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

MAP PSA Network Event, Riverside Stadium – Thursday 12th July 2018, 1.00 – 3.00 pm

The next PSA Network Event is taking place from 1.00 – 3.00 pm on Thursday 12th July 2018 in the Fenton Lounge at The Riverside Stadium, Middlesbrough. Please confirm attendance to

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. A flyer for the event is available here

Signs of Safety Partner Agency and Staff Briefings, Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt – Wednesday 15th August 2018, 1.00 – 4.00 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 2 briefings in August and October. For further details click here

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


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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