Organisations related to programming

27 February 2017

ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO CHANNEL 4 PROGRAMMES

The following organisations cover issues related to programmes.
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UNDER LOCK AND KEY

Families provide long-term love, care and support for their disabled relatives, and speak up for them. Even when people leave home, they do not leave the family. Families continue to offer a lifetime of involvement and support, and know a great deal about their relative's needs and wishes, likes and dislikes.

When the service and support for a relative go wrong, it can be very difficult for families to deal with. They may be faced with a barrage of information and decisions to take, as well as coming to terms with what has happened.

If you are concerned about your relative's care you may contact your relative's care manager to address issues. Any safeguarding concerns may be raised with your local safeguarding team, who can be contacted via social services.

It is important that families know where they can find impartial information, and find out what support is available to them. Here is a list of organisations and links that you may find useful:

Ann Craft Trust
http://www.anncrafttrust.org/
Advice for anyone concerned with the protection of vulnerable children and adults.
Helpline: 0115 9515400 (lines open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4pm)
Email:ann-craft-trust@nottingham.ac.uk

Challenging Behaviour Foundation
http://www.challengingbehaviour.org.uk
Support on challenging behaviour associated with severe learning disabilities and related problems.
Information line: 0300 666 0126 (lines open Monday- Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)
Email: support@thecbf.org.uk

Disability Law Service
http://www.dls.org.uk
Free advice on community care law for disabled people and their carers.
Helpline: 0207 791 9800 (lines open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)
Email: advice@dls.org.uk

Mencap
https://www.mencap.org.uk/
Advice and information on issues relevant to people with learning disabilities and their families.
Advice line: 0808 808 1111 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: help@mencap.org.uk

The National Autistic Society – NAS
http://www.autism.org.uk
The NAS provide information, support and services to people with Autism or Asperger Syndrome, as well as their families and carers.
Helpline: 0808 800 4104 (lines open Monday – Thursday 10am – 4pm, Friday 9am- 3pm)
Email: supportercare@nas.org.uk

Respond
http://www.respond.org.uk/
Working with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others.
Helpline: 0808 808 0700 (Thursdays 10am-4pm)

Hft
http://www.hft.org.uk/
Supporting people with learning difficulties throughout England.
Helpline: 0117 906 1751 (lines open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)

Samaritans
http://www.samaritans.org
If you’re feeling emotionally distressed and need someone to talk to, you can phone at any time of day or night.
Helpline: 116 123 (lines open 24 hours, free and does not appear on telephone billing)
Email: jo@samaritans.org

Support Line
http://www.supportline.org.uk
Offering emotional support to all ages on any issue.
Helpline: 01708 765200
Email: info@supportline.org.uk



Further support can be found by clicking on the links below:
MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING DISABILITIES
BEREAVEMENT
CARERS
AUTISM
SUICIDAL FEELINGS





THE SECRET LIFE OF 5 YEAR OLDS


Cerebral Palsy

SCOPE - Cerebral Palsy
http://www.scope.org.uk/support/families/diagnosis/cerebral-palsy
Information from SCOPE on Cerebral Palsy.
Cerebral Palsy.org.uk
http://www.cerebralpalsy.org.uk/
Information, help, support & advice for those affected by cerebral palsy.

Premature Birth

Bliss
http://www.bliss.org.uk/
Support for parents of babies born prematurely.
Helpline: 0808 801 0322 (lines open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-4pm & 7 – 9pm, Thursday & Friday 10am – 4pm)
Email: hello@bliss.org.uk
Tommy’s
http://www.tommys.org
Information about premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth.

Fertility

Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority - HFEA
http://www.hfea.gov.uk/fertility.html
Information for anyone having or considering fertility treatment, including details about clinics and costs.
Information: 020 7291 8200 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email:: enquiriesteam@hfea.gov.uk
Infertility Network UK
http://www.infertilitynetworkuk.com/
Offering support to anyone affected by infertility.

Brain Tumour

The Brain Tumour Charity
http://www.thebraintumourcharity.org/
Supporting anyone affected by a brain tumour, as well as family, carers and friends.
Helpline: 0808 800 0004 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am -5pm)
Email: support@thebraintumourcharity.org
British Brain and Spine Foundation
http://www.brainandspine.org.uk
Information and support on medical or related issues of concern.
Helpline: 0808 808 1000 ( Monday – Thursday 9am - 2pm, Wednesday till 7pm, Friday 9am – 1pm)

BREAKING THE SILENCE LIVE


Action On Hearing Loss
http://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/
Support information and advice for deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss.
Information line: 0808 808 0123 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Textphone: 0808 808 9000 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Email: informationline@hearingloss.org.uk

The Ear Foundation

http://www.earfoundation.org.uk/hearing-technologies/cochlear-implants/cochlear-implant-centres-in-the-uk
Support to help incorporate cochlear implants into daily life, plus listings for all Cochlear Implant centres in the UK.
Email: info@earfoundation.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society - NDCS
http://www.ndcs.org.uk/
Support to children and young people with hearing difficulties, under the age of 25, as well their families. Online live chat service also available.
Helpline: 0808 800 8880 - voice or text (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: helpline@ndcs.org.uk

BCIG (British Cochlear Implant Group)

http://www.bcig.org.uk/
BCIG are a specialist professional body representing cochlear implant centres and other specialist medical practitioners throughout the UK.

The Richard Ramsden Centre for Hearing Implants
http://www.cmft.nhs.uk/childrens-hospitals/our-services/cochlear-implants
The Auditory Implant Centre in Manchester

SUPPORT FOR OFFENDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES

Offenders Families Helpline
http://www.offendersfamilieshelpline.org/
Offering support information to families of offenders. Translation services are available for those whose first language is not English.
Helpline: 0808 808 2003 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 8pm, Weekends 10am – 3pm)
Email: info@offendersfamilieshelpline.org

Action For Prisoner’s Families
http://www.prisonersfamilies.org.uk/
Providing support to the families of prisoners and offenders.

Clinks
http://www.clinks.org/directory
Clinks support voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families

Catch 22
http://www.catch-22.org.uk/
Organising programmes that offer support in staying away from crime and substance abuse

Stopso
http://www.stopso.org.uk/
Contact Stopso to find a suitable counsellor or therapist trained to help those who are at risk of, or have already committed a sexual offence.

Inside Time
http://www.insidetime.org/
Online national newspaper for prisoners.


ANTI-TERRORISM (click on the links below)

Daesh: UK government response

UK action to combat Daesh

Advice and information from the Met Police:

Security Advice and Information
Anti-Terrorist Hotline
Terrorism FAQs
Reporting online terrorist content
What Is Suspicious Activity?


HUNTING THE PAEDOPHILES: INSIDE THE NATIONAL CRIME AGENCY

The below support offers advice to anyone who has suffered abuse or been affected by issues featured in this documentary.

National Crime Agency CEOP Command
https://www.ceop.police.uk/ceop-report/
The NCA's ClickCEOP button allows young people and their parents/carers to report concerns relating to child sexual abuse. Young people can report concerns using the link to specialist child protection officers who will then respond.

Think U Know
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/
Information about how to protect children from abuse online. Parents can report concerns and get specific advice and guidance if a child has been a victim of sexual abuse

NSPCC
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/
NSPCC provide confidential advice to anyone worried about the safety or welfare of a child. Services are available in several languages, as well as for deaf and hard of hearing people.
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines open 24 hours)
Email: help@nspcc.org.uk
Text: 88858

ChildLine
http://www.childline.org.uk
ChildLine provide support and counselling for anyone up to the age of 18. ChildLine can discuss anything of concern.
Helpline: 0800 11 11 (lines open 24 hours)


There’s further support available on our pages for child abuse, bullying and crime.


MISSING RELATIVES

Missing People
http://www.missingpeople.org.uk
Offering support and advice to missing people, and concerned families and friends
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000
Email: 116000@missingpeople.org.uk


PAEDOPHILIA & ABUSE


Support for issues relating to Abuse can be found on the Abuse, FGM, Exploitation and Trafficking support page

Stop It Now!
http://www.stopitnow.org.uk

Providing advice to anyone who has abused, or thought about abusing a child; encouraging abusers to recognise their behaviour problems and seek help to change, also supporting the family and friends of abusers.Helpline: 0808 1000 900 (lines open Monday - Thursday 9am - 9pm, Friday 9am - 5pm)
Email: help@stopitnow.org.uk

Circles UK
http://www.circles-uk.org.uk/
Circles work with local volunteers to minimise alienation and support reintegration for sex offenders, aiming to prevent sexual reoffending.

Don’t Offend
https://www.dont-offend.org/
Information on the German Dukenfeld project which focuses on controlling one’s own behaviour in order to prevent sexually abusing a child.


ANIMAL WELFARE

RSPCA
http://www.rspca.org.uk/
Rescue and protection of neglected or badly treated animals; promoting animal welfare.
Cruelty Line: 0300 1234 999 (lines open 24 hours a day)

League Against Cruel Sports
http://www.league.org.uk/
Against cruelty to animals within sport.
Wildlife Crimewatch Line: 01483 361 108 (line open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

PETA
http://www.peta.org.uk/
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals.


FIRST AID ORGANISATIONS

St John Ambulance
https://www.sja.org.uk/sja/default.aspx
St John Ambulance provide first aid and health and safety training.

British Red Cross
http://www.redcross.org.uk/What-we-do/First-aid/First-aid-training
First aid courses for members of the public and workplaces.

St Andrews First Aid
http://www.firstaid.org.uk/training
First Aid training and support for Scotland.


MEDICAL ORGANISATIONS


The Katie Piper Foundation
http://www.katiepiperfoundation.org.uk/
Supporting existing burns rehabilitation centres, with a view to introducing similar aftercare treatment received by Katie Piper at La Mallou in the South of France in centres across the UK.

Handicap International
http://www.handicap-international.org.uk/
Offering support to projects that on physical rehabilitation and social inclusion for anyone with disabilities or injured, as well as their families.

Moorfields Hospital
http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk
Moorfields is an eye hospital with a variety of services; further information can be found online.

NHS information - Assisted Suicide
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Euthanasiaandassistedsuicide/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Information from the NHS about assisted suicide and euthanasia.


HUMANITARIAN ORGANISATIONS


Human Rights Watch
http://www.hrw.org/
An independent organisation dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

Amnesty International
http://www.amnesty.org.uk/
Amnesty International campaign against violations of human rights

Save The Children
http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/
Save The Children work across 120 countries to help save children’s lives as well as fight for the rights of children.

UNICEF UK
http://www.unicef.org.uk/
UNICEF work with partner organisations in over 190 countries and territories working specifically for children and their rights.



OTHER ORGANISATIONS FEATURED


Naz and Matt Foundation – London
https://www.nazandmattfoundation.org/
Working to support LGBTQI individuals, their friends and families when religion based homophobia is affecting their lives.

Child Sleep Works
http://childsleepworks.co.uk/
Information and support ideas on child sleep problems from a sleep consultant.

Autistica
https://www.autistica.org.uk/
Working in partnership with other organisations Autistica is a charity that funds and campaigns for research into autism.

Dementia Care Matters
http://www.dementiacarematters.com/
Dementia Care Matters provide consultancy, learning development, training resources and practice based research.

APDO UK
http://www.apdo-uk.co.uk/
The website of The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (UK) contains a searchable list of members working across the UK.

Adopt North West
http://www.adoptnorthwest.co.uk/
Collaboration between 22 local authorities across the North West of England to encourage adoption and provide support throughout the adoption process.

Cumbria Community Memorial Fund
http://www.cumbriafoundation.org
Supporting the people and communities affected by the shootings in Cumbria.
Email: enquiries@cumbriafoundation.org