ORGANISATIONS RELATED TO CHANNEL 4 PROGRAMMES
The following organisations cover issues related to programmes.
ALL OTHER SUPPORT ISSUES CAN BE FOUND THROUGH THE MAIN MENU
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
Advice for anyone concerned with the protection of vulnerable children and adults.
Helpline: 0115 9515400 (lines open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-4pm)
Challenging Behaviour Foundation
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)
Disability Law Service
Free advice on community care law for disabled people and their carers.
Helpline: 0207 791 9800 (lines open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)
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)
The National Autistic Society – NAS
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)
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)
Supporting people with learning difficulties throughout England.
Helpline: 0117 906 1751 (lines open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)
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)
Offering emotional support to all ages on any issue.
Helpline: 01708 765200
Further support can be found by clicking on the links below:
MENTAL HEALTH AND LEARNING DISABILITIES
THE SECRET LIFE OF 5 YEAR OLDS
SCOPE - Cerebral Palsy
Information from SCOPE on Cerebral Palsy.
Information, help, support & advice for those affected by cerebral palsy.
Support for parents of babies born prematurely.
Helpline: 0808 801 0322 (lines open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 10am-4pm & 7 – 9pm, Thursday & Friday 10am – 4pm)
Information about premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth.
Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority - HFEA
Information for anyone having or considering fertility treatment, including details about clinics and costs.
Information: 020 7291 8200 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Infertility Network UK
Offering support to anyone affected by infertility.
The Brain Tumour Charity
Supporting anyone affected by a brain tumour, as well as family, carers and friends.
Helpline: 0808 800 0004 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am -5pm)
British Brain and Spine Foundation
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
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)
The Ear Foundation
Support to help incorporate cochlear implants into daily life, plus listings for all Cochlear Implant centres in the UK.
National Deaf Children’s Society - NDCS
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)
BCIG (British Cochlear Implant Group)
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
The Auditory Implant Centre in Manchester
SUPPORT FOR OFFENDERS AND THEIR FAMILIES
Offenders Families Helpline
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)
Action For Prisoner’s Families
Providing support to the families of prisoners and offenders.
Clinks support voluntary organisations that work with offenders and their families
Organising programmes that offer support in staying away from crime and substance abuse
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.
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
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
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
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 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)
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.
Offering support and advice to missing people, and concerned families and friends
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000
PAEDOPHILIA & ABUSE
Support for issues relating to Abuse can be found on the Abuse, FGM, Exploitation and Trafficking support page
Stop It Now!
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)
Circles work with local volunteers to minimise alienation and support reintegration for sex offenders, aiming to prevent sexual reoffending.
Information on the German Dukenfeld project which focuses on controlling one’s own behaviour in order to prevent sexually abusing a child.
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
Against cruelty to animals within sport.
Wildlife Crimewatch Line: 01483 361 108 (line open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals.
FIRST AID ORGANISATIONS
St John Ambulance
St John Ambulance provide first aid and health and safety training.
British Red Cross
First aid courses for members of the public and workplaces.
St Andrews First Aid
First Aid training and support for Scotland.
The Katie Piper Foundation
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.
Offering support to projects that on physical rehabilitation and social inclusion for anyone with disabilities or injured, as well as their families.
Moorfields is an eye hospital with a variety of services; further information can be found online.
NHS information - Assisted Suicide
Information from the NHS about assisted suicide and euthanasia.
Human Rights Watch
An independent organisation dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.
Amnesty International campaign against violations of human rights
Save The Children
Save The Children work across 120 countries to help save children’s lives as well as fight for the rights of children.
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
Working to support LGBTQI individuals, their friends and families when religion based homophobia is affecting their lives.
Child Sleep Works
Information and support ideas on child sleep problems from a sleep consultant.
Working in partnership with other organisations Autistica is a charity that funds and campaigns for research into autism.
Dementia Care Matters
Dementia Care Matters provide consultancy, learning development, training resources and practice based research.
The website of The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (UK) contains a searchable list of members working across the UK.
Adopt North West
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
Supporting the people and communities affected by the shootings in Cumbria.