Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees

Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees is a universal service where the needs and voice of children, young people and families are the core of the service. The 0-19 services is provided across Stockton-on-Tees.

Consultation on 0-19 years (up to 25 with SEND) service in Stockton-on-Tees

Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust (HDFT) is responsible for running the 0-19 service (up to 25 with SEND) in Stockton-on-Tees on behalf of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council through a Section 75 Agreement.

Section 75 Agreements are designed to improve the experience of services for the people who use them.

They enable NHS organisations and Local Authorities to delegate functions to one another (where one organisation exercises an agreed function on behalf of another).

A Section 75 Agreement for HDFT to run this service for the next eight years is due to commence in April 2024.

Should you wish, you have the opportunity to comment on the proposed partnership. Further details are available at:

The survey will close on 13 October 2023.

Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP)

The Growing Healthy Stockton-on-Tees 0-19 Healthy Child Programme (HCP) is a universal service where the needs and voice of children, young people and families are the core of the service that:

  • Identifies and addresses need at the earliest opportunity
  • Recognises and builds on the strengths that are within individuals to enable them to be part of the solution to overcoming challenges
  • Identifies and develops resources within communities so that children, young people and families have access to support when and where they need it.

If you need to contact the team please use the Single Point of Contact telephone number: 0333 3202 302.

In addition to the HCP, we also provide the Growing Well, Growing Healthy service. This is a joined-up plan for obesity prevention in children, young people and families, delivering a high quality National Child Measurement Programme ensuring that children and families are proactively offered the support appropriate to their needs; and offer a weight management service among other initiatives.

Thirdly, we operate a Family Outreach and Volunteering Service, working in partnership with the national charity Family Action, providing practical, emotional and financial support to those who are experiencing poverty, disadvantage and social isolation. This community-based service works to improve parenting confidence, help people feel in control and less stressed; enhance relationships and wellbeing (especially for children, but also with partners, family, friends, neighbours and the local community) and develop resources to support families.