Useful contacts

This information details the range of services that are available for any looked after child or young person who is placed within the City of Sunderland area, including information to assist professionals with contacting and accessing the services.

Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board
The Sunderland Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) is a key multi agency statutory mechanism for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children in Sunderland. It has high-level officer representation from partner agencies, both statutory and voluntary, across the City.

The SSCB structure consists of a number of sub committees that carry out specific functions in relation to the SSCB's responsibilities.
0191 561 7015

Sunderland NHS Clinical Commissioning Group
Sunderland NHS Clinical Commissioning Group (SCCG) commission services from two health providers to undertake health assessments for looked after children. In accordance with statutory guidance the CCG monitors the quality and effectiveness of these services via the Designated Doctor and Nurse for Looked After Children.
0191 569 9129

Children & Young People’s Specialist Mental Health & LD Services (CYPS)
Within the City of Sunderland Northumberland Tyne and Wear Foundation Trust (NTW) Children and Young People’s Service provides a broad range of services to support the mental health needs of Looked After Children.
0191 566 5500

Children and Adolescent Mental Health Services CAHMS
0191 514 1622

Your Health Sunderland
Your Health Sunderland is a website especially designed for children and young people in Sunderland providing clear and consistent health information on issues, such as drugs, alcohol, sexual health, smoking, mental health, adopting healthier lifestyles and bullying.

Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

The Sunderland City Council SEND Information, Advice and Support Service provides information, advice and support regarding the local offer to the parents and carers of disabled children and young people and those with Special Educational Needs.
0191 520 5553

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  • Services that are available for any looked after child or young person who is placed within the City of Sunderland area.