A list of help and support organisations related to the Dispatches programme Sharing Mum and Dad (8pm, Monday 14th January 2013 on Channel 4).
Providing advice and support to anyone in a parenting role, on any parenting problem; big or small. A live online service available a specified times, go online for more details. Parentline: 0808 800 22 22 (lines open, 7am - midnight)
Offering support advice to families to help with relationship building.
Families Need Fathers
Providing advice and assistance to parents who wish to play a meaningful role in their children's lives after separation or divorce.
Helpline: 0300 0300 363 (lines open 24 hours excluding Christmas Day)
Association for Shared Parenting
Providing support to parents after separation or divorce, helping to benefit the children involved; with branches in Birmingham, Coventry and Leicester.
National Association of Child Contact Centres
NACCC is a supporting membership body for approximately 350 child contact centres and services. Children of separated families can be in contact with their non-resident parent, in a comfortable and safe environment.
Information Line: 0845 4500 280 (lines open Monday to Friday 9.30 to 4.30pm)
Providing support information to single parents on issues such as childcare, benefits and legal rights. The helpline is closed from 2pm on Christmas Eve to 10am on January 2. However the forums will remain open during this period.
Helpline: 0808 802 0925 (lines open Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm, Wednesday 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 7pm)
Organised by parents, for parents offering parenting advice; also providing news, product reviews, a book club, webchats, special offers and competitions.
Providing membership support on for all aspects of motherhood.
Offering confidential anonymous advice to adults who may be concerned about the safety or welfare of a child. Services are available in several languages, and for the deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines open 24 hours)
Organising local project that aim to transform the lives of children and young people; information about specific areas can be found online.
Action For Children
Providing support to vulnerable, neglected children and young people.
Children's Legal Centre
Providing legal specialists via webchat or helpline who offer advice about children's rights, children in need, family issues and education law.
Legal advice: 08088 020 008 (lines open Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm)
A child and family court advisory and support service looking after the interests of children involved in family court proceedings.
National Domestic Violence Helpline
Offering advice and support to any women who experience physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home. The helpline is a member of Language Line and can provide access to an interpreter.
Helpline: 0808 2000 247 (lines open 24 hours)
Scottish Women's Aid
Helpline: 0800 027 1234 (lines open 24 hours)
All Wales Domestic Abuse
Helpline: 0808 80 10 800 (lines open 24 hours)
Women's Aid Federation Northern Ireland
Helpline: 0800 917 1414 (lines open 24 hours)
The Centre for Social Justice
An independent think tank aiming to seek solutions to poverty across Britain.
The Custody Minefield
Family law information for parents whose children reside in England and Wales.
Sorting Out Separation
An app to help you make decisions after a break-up.
Information on call charges:
0800 – Free from BT land lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
0808 – Free from BT land lines. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
0845 – Free with BT land lines call packages, otherwise charged at 2p per minute daytime and weekend, 5p per minute evenings. Other networks may charge and mobile costs will be incurred.
0300 – Calls cost standard national rate plus a 13.1p set up charge per call from a BT landline. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.
0844 – Calls from BT land lines cost up to 5p per minute and 5p per call as part of many BT call packages, otherwise a 13.1p set up charge per call will be incurred. Calls from other networks may be higher and from mobiles will cost considerably more.