Children North East joins national call to put children at the heart of Covid-19 recovery plans

Children North East is one of 152 organisations calling on the Government to prioritise children and young people in their Coronavirus recovery plans Read more

From beach to back garden - join us in our Sandcastle Challenge at Home

It's the first time in 26 years that we can't hold our Sandcastle Challenge on the beach - BUT, we're hoping to engage even more children than ever in our 2020 virtual event - read on for how you can take part! Read more

Hidden costs of learning in lockdown

A survey by Child Poverty Action Group's Cost of the School Day initiative, run in conjunction with Children North East, shows families on lower incomes are most badly affected by school closures Read more

Hundreds of children receive arts and crafts packs - thanks to our supporters

Thanks to donations from arts organisation, Culture Bridge; the Lions Club; businesses and individuals, we've been able to give children the chance to learn in lockdown Read more

Footballers come forward to support our urgent appeal

Two legendary footballers, John Moncur and Don Hutchison, have both recorded videos to support our urgent appeal Read more

Pregnant in a pandemic - how Children North East is helping expectant mums

Pregnancy can be a worrying time for any mum-to-be but expecting a baby in the middle of the Covid crisis is making it even more stressful for some women. Luckily our NEWPIP service is here to help Read more

New research shows North East has seen the biggest rise in child poverty rates in the country

According to new research the North East has seen the starkest increase in child poverty in the country with numbers rising by 6.5 percentage points over the past four years alone, leaving families in the region ill equipped to cope with the impact of the pandemic. Read more

Tommy's 'Three Rivers' Rowing Challenge for Children North East

Tommy Wanless is taking on the mighty Tees, Wear and Tyne rivers - all from his back garden! Read more

Super cyclists raise over £2000 for Children North East

Sophie and Will Stephenson cycled the length of a standard NHS ward shift in aid of our charity Read more

Our new domestic abuse helpline goes live

A new helpline for those suffering domestic abuse in our region is being launched in response to a rise in incidents of violence in the home during lockdown Read more

Children must not be 'forgotten victims' of coronavirus crisis

We join forces with other organisations to write open letter to 29 North MPs calling for more support for disadvantaged children in the wake of Covid-19 Read more

Let's get more computers for kids like Connor!

Connor was just one of the thousands of children nationwide struggling to access school work at home due to lack of a desktop, laptop or tablet until Children North East stepped in to help... Read more

Our Patron, Tim Healy, backs Children North East Appeal

Our patron, Tim Healy, has recorded a video asking people to donate to our charity's urgent appeal in response to Covid-19 Read more

Our service support during the Coronavirus outbreak

We are working tirelessly to continue to invest in the lives of babies, children, young people and families in the region Read more

10 Tips To Help You Cope In Quarantine

In isolation with your children? Here are some tips to help keep you calm and keep them entertained Read more

Coronavirus Update

An important message from Children North East regarding the Covid-19 outbreak Read more

New families project helped by Port of Tyne

Mums and dads on the Cowgate estate can now bring their babies and toddlers to a friendly group where parents can get advice and socialise their children Read more

New community cafe comes to Cowgate

Children North East is joining two other charities to bring a new Community Cafe to Cowgate in Newcastle's West End Read more

GoodGym to the rescue!

Children North East had its first ever visit from the wonderful GoodGym Newcastle - meet generous joggers Maddy and Liz Read more

Children North East joins National Lottery backed project to help disadvantaged pupils around the UK

Children North East is joining forces with national charity Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) thanks to £2m of National Lottery funding aimed at removing barriers to learning for disadvantaged children. Read more

New Gateshead peer mentoring project is the cat's whiskers

Players of People's Postcode Lottery are supporting a third Children North East peer mentoring service for young people Read more

Put children at the heart of the election, charities tell party leaders

Children North East joins over 100 other charities in call for more funding to address needs of vulnerable children Read more

Lauren helps Harvey Potter work his magic

Meet 'Harvey Potter' and his peer mentor, Lauren, who helped boost the confidence of this boy wizard Read more