Useful contacts for parents
Contact details for organisations offering help and support for children and families
Action for Children
Offers a wide range of down-to-earth parenting advice and activity ideas for children and young people. They also provide a free and confidential 1:1 live chat service with a parenting coach.
Action on Addiction
Support and advice for anyone affected by addiction.
Their Baby Buddy app helps parents and parents-to-be to develop parenting skills, and covers everything from pregnancy health to breastfeeding help, the best advice for new parents and new parent mental health.
Child Bereavement UK
Supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child dies or is dying and when a child is bereaved.
Service provided by the NSPCC for children and young people. Children can call their free, confidential helpline 24/7 on 0800 1111. Their website also provides support, information and advice for children and young people.
Supports and offers professional advice to help parents achieve the best relationship possible with the children they care about. They have a helpline, befriending services and parenting/ relationship support groups.
The Fatherhood Institute
An information centre for fatherhood that collates and publishes international research on fatherhood and lobbies for father’s rights.
Aims to combat bullying and child protection issues. The charity works UK-wide with children, young people, parents/ carers and organisations to provide practical skills and resources to keep children safe.
Offers a broad range of advice for young people about all aspects of mental health.
Offers a wealth of information from other parents and parenting professionals.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children can provide help if you are worried about a child for any reason. Contact their free 24/7 helpline on 0808 800 5000.
Parents, Friends (& family) of Lesbians And Gays offers support for the parents and families of gay and lesbian children.
Safer Internet provides advice on the safe and responsible use of technology for young people.
Available 24/7, 365 days a year if you need someone to talk to on 116 123. All calls are free and confidential and you don’t have to be suicidal to get in touch.
Scope runs a network to support the families of disabled children.
Offers support for anyone raising children on their own.
Sorting Out Separation
Helps deal with relationship breakdown and offers specialist support for separated families.
Thinkuknow is an education programme from the National Crime Agency’s CEOP Command, keeping children safe online.
Provides information on young people’s mental health and a parents’ helpline
Offers a 24-hour domestic violence helpline on 0808 2000 247.