Let’s put family life at the heart of this election

So we are to have a General Election. You have to admire Theresa May’s timing – she has the most to gain and it’s not the ideal time for anyone else. Inevitably ‘Brexit’ will be a big part of the debate but I hope voters will probe candidates about policy on matters...

North East children to benefit from holiday schemes

North East children to benefit from holiday schemes

This summer more north east children will have fun and enjoy good food as part of a ground-breaking project thanks to a grant from Big Lottery Fund. In recent years more and more families rely on holiday schemes for at least one good meal a day during the school...

What does it mean to be a child in Newcastle?

What does it mean to be a child in Newcastle?

Thursday 27th April, 1.30pm - 4.30pm at Children North East, Denhill Park, Newcastle NE15 6QE Children England and their members in the Newcastle area warmly invite everyone working with and for children and families to join them to discuss what it means to be a child...

Sandcastle Challenge 2017

Sandcastle Challenge 2017

Friday 7th July 2017 We were originally known as the Poor Children’s Holiday Association which sent children from inner city Newcastle & Gateshead on fresh air trips away from the grime of the city, sailing down the river on small boats to the clean air of the...

It’s time we talked about aspirations

I’ve heard teachers complain, ‘the trouble with kids round here is they don’t have any aspirations.’ I’m never sure what they mean. Is it – ‘You can’t blame me for bad results it’s the kids, they don’t want to learn’; or – ‘These kids will never amount to anything –...

Open Day!

Open Day!

We'd love you to come and see what we do! We are holding an open day at our West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES) Project on Thursday 30th March and invite you to come along and see first hand what we do with your support. Our West End Youth Enquiry Service (WEYES)...

Spotlight On…

Spotlight On…

Our second Spotlight On…blog features Leigh Elliott, our Deputy Chief Executive. My journey to Children North East I started working when I was sixteen in the social work department at St Mary’s Psychiatric hospital in Stannington (near to the site of the PCHA TB...

Inside Children North East

Inside Children North East

The next instalment of our Inside Children North East blog, we ask Leigh Elliott about a week in her role as Deputy Chief Executive. My role as Deputy Chief Executive within Children North East (CNE) has many different demands on my time and no day is ever the same....

Our new project helps children see their separated parents

Our new project helps children see their separated parents

Our new service aimed at supporting separated families to arrange contact with children has been inundated since its launch in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Since becoming a Registered Child Contact Centre in the middle of 2016, we have supported 34 families and...