How DARE bears are making a difference

Children attending our DARE (Domestic Abuse Recovery and Education programme) received one of these cuddly bears - now we're putting a call out to crafters who'd like to make one Read more

Fundraiser Gordon reaches his Everest goal - on Penshaw Hill

VETERAN hill walker, Gordon Hull, from Bearpark, Durham, battled the heat to conquer the height of Mount Everest – on top of one of the North East’s most famous landmarks - raising £1500 for our charity in the process Read more

Hundreds of school children build a new world for our 25th Sandcastle Challenge

From sea turtle sculptures to whole villages powered by green energy, the entries into this year's Sandcastle Challenge were really inspiring and certainly impressed our team of judges Read more

We're celebrating ten years of funding from players of People's Postcode Lottery

During the last decade, players of People's Postcode Lottery have raised over £2 million to help improve the lives of thousands of babies, children and young people Read more

Pupils get set to build new world for 25th Sandcastle Challenge

It’s hankies on heads and buckets and spades at the ready as thousands of youngsters across the region get set to dig in for the 25th Sandcastle Challenge Read more

Newcastle infant mental health project a ‘rare jewel’ says national report

Children North East's NEWPIP project for parents struggling to bond with their babies is recognised as a ‘rare jewel’ in a ground-breaking report launched in Parliament at the start of Infant Mental Health Awareness Week. Read more

We're supporting Infant Mental Health Awareness Week

From June 10-14 we're talking infant mental health & sending the message out that it's never too late to seek help Read more

Yes we CAN!! - Volunteers Week call-out to help young adults

We caught up with CAN project mentor Kim Ross to find out what she gets out of volunteering Read more

Letters to Bessie: meet our budding young writers

'Always choose the right path for you' - our girls' group's been learning lessons from Bessie Surtees thanks to English Heritage Read more

Children North East move into the heart of Sunderland

Families on Wearside will be able to access our services more easily with the opening of our new premises in the centre of Sunderland Read more

Help shape our youth services in Northumberland!

Children North East wants to hear from young people aged 11-18 to help develop our services in South East Northumberland Read more

Author of book detailing childhood in poverty visits Children North East

Top author Kerry Hudson was in Newcastle for the regional launch of her book tour to promote 'Lowborn - Growing Up, Getting Away and Returning to Britain's Poorest Towns' Read more

New figures show almost half of children living in parts of the North East trapped in poverty

Child poverty becoming the 'new normal' in parts of the North East - help us make a difference! Read more

Gordon takes on Everest challenge for Children North East

A 76-year-old retired local government officer from County Durham has been inspired to climb the height of Mount Everest in a bid to raise thousands of pounds Read more

Pupils receiving free school meals short changed

A new report from Citizens UK reveals that secondary school pupils eligible for free school meals are losing out on £65 million a year Read more

New young people's project launches in Prudhoe

Children North East has unveiled a brand new inclusive youth project aimed at creating exciting opportunities for young people Read more

Business call-up for charity’s Silver Sandcastle Challenge

Children North East is appealing to local businesses to dig in and help the youngsters from over 50 schools signed up for this year’s Sandcastle Challenge Read more

Children North East welcomes Falcons player Alex Tait

Newcastle Falcons fullback Alex Tait has chosen to support Children North East for his testimonial year and dropped in to pay the team a visit Read more

Tyneside Rotary’s Under The Sea Ball makes waves for Children North East

Two hundred and fifty glamorous guests gathered for a fun night of fine food, dancing and fundraising to help meet the £20,000 needed for a new mini bus for Children North East Read more

Mum saves baby’s life thanks to Children North East first aid course

Lauren Poundall is urging other parents to learn first aid after she saved her son Theo’s life when he choked on a button Read more

Appeal for more male role models to help combat suicides

Children North East's asking for more guys to sign up for their Youth Link Peer Mentoring Scheme to help vulnerable young men in their communities Read more

Schools ‘picking up the pieces’ of poverty crisis

Headteachers are warning that schools in England are becoming an unofficial fourth emergency service for poor and vulnerable children Read more

Poverty stigma is barrier to learning says study

The stigma experienced by children from disadvantaged backgrounds can be as much a barrier to learning as poor quality teaching, according to a new study Read more