Making a Referral - Professionals and Social Care


To refer a child/young person to The LINK please complete the referral form below and email to 

Consent from a parent/guardian is necessary and we would appreciate it if you could attempt to complete each section with as much information as possible. If you have any questions about a referral please contact us on 01642 505580.

What makes a good referral?
Below are some pointers to consider/include when making a referral to Tier 2 or 3 service provision in Redcar and Cleveland.

Reason for Referral

  • What are the specific difficulties that you want the service to address?
  • How long has this been a problem and why is the family seeking help now?
  • Is the problem situation specific or more generalised?
  • Your understanding of the problem/issues involved?
  • What has been tried already – include any interventions tried within school for example counselling?

Further Helpful Information

  • Who else is living at home and details of separated parents if appropriate?
  • Who else has been or is professionally involved and in what capacity?
  • Has there been any previous contact with any emotional well-being or mental health services?   If so what was the outcome.
  • Has/is been any previous contact with Social Care? If so what was the outcome?
  • Details of any known protective factors
  • Any relevant history i.e. family, life events and/or health development

Please click on the link below to download The Link's Referral form


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About Us


The Link is a Community Interest Company or a CIC for short, which means we are motivated by making a positive change rather than making money.  We believe that nobody should have to face emotional distress alone, so we provide a variety of therapeutic services, activities, training and events to support children, young people and families who are facing challenges in relation to mental health.


The Link CIC, Community Ventures Ltd, 101 The Greenway, Middlesbrough, TS3 9NA


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