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Blissability are working with South Tyneside Council to deliver the Holidays and Activities Fund Programme and to bring you the Winter Holiday Club. Free places are available for children and young people aged between 5-16 (parents must stay with the children under the age of 8) who are eligible for benefit-related free school meals or in financial hardship. A place must be booked prior to attending. The activities are being delivered at Chuter Ede Community Association, Galsworthy Road, South Shields and are from 18th – 23rd December. All sessions are 10.00 – 3.00 pm, a free packed lunch will be provided. Activities offered are various sports, arts & crafts and board games. Please don’t show up without booking!
Please contact Angela Dunn on 0191 4271666 to book a place or email [email protected]
One in four children in the UK are not getting enough sleep, this has an impact on their behaviour and ability to learn, as well as their physical health.
Our free helpline is run by trained sleep advisors who can talk to young people directly, or their parents. The helpline is open 5 nights a week, Sunday to Thursday, 7-9pm and the number is
03303 530 541
You can read more here: https://thesleepcharity.
Netflix’s most recent viral show, Squid Game, has prompted alot of questions from concerned parents and carers. The show has an age rating of 15 and has warnings about sexual scenes, suicide, threats, violence and murder. We would strongly advise that parents do not allow underage children to watch the show. It has also gone viral on You Tube and social media sites such as Tik Tok. Children are able to view gory and inappropriate images from a range of platforms. In addition, many children are enacting some of the scenarios in the playground, and are displaying inappropriate behaviour. Safer Schools have released a Safeguarding Update that highlights the main risks and concerns their experts found when researching the show. Click here to read.
Year 6 parents! NOW is the time to apply for your child’s September 2022 school place.
Save time, apply online for your child’s school place
The deadline for applications is
Monday 1 November 2021 at 4.30pm for Secondary Schools
Monday 17 January 2022 at 4.30pm for Primary, Infant and Junior Schools
There are lots of advantages applying online:
• Online application forms can be accessed 24 hours a day 7 days
a week up until the deadline (see below for deadline dates)
• Applying online is quick, safe and secure
• It’s easy! There are clear simple prompts to guide you through
• You will be sent an email confirmation when your application
has been received
• You can change the details on your application up until the
deadline date by simply returning to the website and entering
your username and password
• If you apply online you will be notified on our ‘Offer Day’
via your e-mail account
Secondary ‘Offer Day’ – Tuesday 1 March 2022
Primary, Infant and Junior ‘Offer Day’ – Thursday 19 April 2022.
Please find below dates for the mental health parent/carer support group in South Tyneside for the coming year.
The sessions are aimed at those parents/carers of children and young people who have experienced difficulties with their mental/emotional health and who may have accessed services either now, or in the past.
County lines is a major threat to young people and vulnerable adults throughout England,
Scotland and Wales. “County lines” is a term used to describe gangs and organised criminal
networks involved in moving illegal drugs in the UK. They are likely to use young people to
move and store the drugs or money, and they will often use violence and force.
This leaflet provides information on the warning signs for parents/carers to look out for and tips on what they can do to help. There are contact numbers and email addresses at the end if you need help, advice or guidance with anything County Lines related.
South Tyneside Council is eager to hear from parents/carers to learn about their experience of SEND services in the local area.
Please take part in the following survey about your experience of Special Educational Needs Provision provided by your child/young person’s education setting.
It will take roughly five minutes to fill in.
To say thank you for taking part you will be entered in our prize draw where you could win an Amazon Voucher worth
1 x £50
1 x £30
2 x £10
Please provide your contact details at the end of the survey.
Winners will be announce on the 10th May