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Supporting children and families – theme event

This event took place on Friday 5 February, 2021 – 10 am until 12.30 pm

Our Supporting Children and Families theme event was open to anyone involved or interested in work to support the health and wellbeing of families and children in the North East and North Cumbria, and beyond.

The event included presentations from our following partners – slides are available to download at the bottom of this page.

The impact of child poverty in the North East today
Michelle Deans (Children North East), Amanda Bailey (North East Poverty Commission)

Evidence, targeting and impact for children and families
Martin Gray, Director of Children’s Services, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Integrated care from the perspective of a children’s hospital: the value of networks and collaboration
Dr Mike McKean, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Local Maternity Systems improving outcomes for families through integrated practice- based research
Rebecca Scott, North East Local Maternity Systems Public Health Prevention Lead

It also offers an overview of work currently underway within the NIHR ARC North East and North Cumbria – including four recently-funded projects.

You can download presentations from the projects, below.

Downloads are available in PDF format. If you need the information in a different format please email

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