Support information for relationships, new parents, separation and elderly concerns.
FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS
http://familylives.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Provide support to anyone in a parenting role, on any parenting problem.
Parentline: 0808 800 22 22 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 3pm)
Got A Teenager
http://familylives.org.uk/advice/got-a-teenager (opens in a new window)
Offer support advice to anyone parenting a teenager.
Parentline: 0808 800 22 22 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 9pm, Weekends 10am – 3pm)
IT Safety – Think U Know
https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ (opens in a new window)
Information on using parental controls on the internet.
http://www.children1st.org.uk (opens in a new window)
For any parent or carer in Scotland who needs information or simply someone to talk to. Parentline Scotland: 0800 028 22 33 (Monday - Friday 9am - 9pm, Weekends 9am – 12pm)
Parents Advice Centre – Northern Ireland
http://www.parentsadvicecentre.org (opens in a new window)
Offering advice to parents in Northern Ireland on all aspects of parenting.
Helpline: 0808 8010 722 (lines open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm)
https://www.gov.uk/get-dna-test (opens in a new window)
Information from the Government on DNA testing, how it is used, approved testing companies and what is involved.
https://corambaaf.org.uk/fostering-adoption/kinship-care-and-private-fostering/kinship-care (opens in a new window)
BAAF information on Kinship Care, known as ‘family and friends care’.
http://www.relate.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Relate provide counselling, psychosexual therapy, and other services to help with relationship difficulties.
Find local contact details here https://www.relate.org.uk/find-your-nearest-relate (opens in a new window)
https://clickrelationships.org/ (opens in a new window)
Online advice service providing relationship support for individuals, couples and families.
Muslim Women’s Network – MWN Helpline
http://www.mwnhelpline.co.uk/issuesstep2.php?id=24 (opens in a new window)
Information, support to Asian and Muslim women and girls from diverse ethnic / faith backgrounds who are facing problems on a range of issues, including marriage and divorce.
Helpline: 0800 999 5786 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
Text: 07415 206 936 (Text at any time, replies Monday – Friday 10am -4pm)
College of Sexual Relationship Therapists
(opens in a new window)Information about sexual and relationship issues, and directory of therapists.
http://www.gingerbread.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Gingerbread are an information service for single parents helping across a variety of issues including childcare, benefits and legal rights.
Helpline: 0808 802 0925 (Monday 10am- 6pm, Tuesday/ Thursday,/Friday 10am - 4pm, Wednesday 10am-1pm & 5pm-7pm)
http://www.singleparents.org.uk/ (opens in a new window) (opens in a new window)
Advice and forums on issues affecting single parents.
Same Sex Parenting
https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/your-family/parenting/parenting-in-same-sex-relationships/ (opens in a new window)
Information for anyone considering same sex parenting.
https://www.tamba.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Tamba provide support advice to families of twins, triplets and more. Helplines are staffed by trained volunteers who are parents of multiples.
Twinline: 0800 138 0509(lines open 10am - 1pm, 7pm - 10pm)
http://www.grandparentsplus.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Support advice for grandparents on matters concerning their grandchildren, particularly those denied contact or who are responsible for their upbringing.
Helpline: 0300 123 7015 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am - 3pm)
Reporting Child Abuse
https://www.gov.uk/report-child-abuse (opens in a new window)
What to do if you’re worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused or neglected.
http://www.nspcc.org.uk/helpline (opens in a new window)
NSPCC offer confidential advice to adults who are concerned about the safety or welfare of a child. Services are available in several languages and for anyone deaf or hard-of-hearing.
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (lines open 24 hours)
http://www.cafcass.gov.uk/ (opens in a new window)
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service support the interests of children involved in family court proceedings.
Family Rights Group
http://www.frg.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Providing advice to families about children’s services, including welfare information.
Helpline: 0808 801 0366 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 3pm)
Child Taken into Care
https://www.familylives.org.uk/advice/your-family/social-services-and-your-family/coping-with-the-aftermath-of-having-your-children-removed-by-social-services/ (opens in a new window)
Family Lives information on what happens when a child is taken into care.
Coram Children’s Legal Centre
http://www.childrenslegalcentre.com/ (opens in a new window)
Offering support information and legal representation to children, their families and carers.
Employers For Childcare
http://www.employersforchildcare.org/ (opens in a new window)
Family Benefits advisory service.
Advice Line: 0800 028 3008 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm)
http://www.missingpeople.org.uk (opens in a new window)
Missing people provide support and advice to missing people, as well as concerned families and friends.
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000
NHS: Birth to 5
http://www.nhs.uk/Tools/Pages/birthtofive.aspx#close (opens in a new window)
Online interactive guide about development from birth to 5 years old.
NCT - The National Childbirth Trust
http://www.nct.org.uk/taxonomy/term/31 (opens in a new window)
Providing support advice on being a new parent.
Helpline: 0300 33 00 700 (lines open 8am - midnight)
https://contact.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
For families of children with disabilities.
Helpline: 0808 808 3555 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 5pm)
http://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Online informaiton for new parents.
http://www.cry-sis.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Advice for families or carers of babies who may be excessively crying and sleepless.
Association for Post Natal Illness - APNI
http://apni.org/ (opens in a new window)
Support and information for women experiencing depression following childbirth.
Helpline: 0207 386 0868 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am – 2pm)
http://www.mumsnet.com/ (opens in a new window)
Organised by parents for parents, providing news, product reviews, book club, webchats, special offers, competitions and parenting advice.
http://www.netmums.com/ (opens in a new window)
Netmums provide information and support to members on anything related to being a Mum.
Mums Meet Up
http://mumsmeetup.com/ (opens in a new window)
Online tool to find and meet other local mums.
SEPARATION & DIVORCE
Families Need Fathers
http://www.fnf.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Offering support to parents, with the aim of helping both parties to be involved in their children’s lives following separation.
Helpline: 0300 0300 363 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 10pm, weekends 10am - 3pm)
http://www.separateddads.co.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Advice and support for fathers separated from their children.
http://www.wikivorce.com/divorce/ (opens in a new window)
Online advice for anyone who has suffered the breakdown of a serious relationship.
http://www.matchmothers.org/ (opens in a new window)
Providing support advice to mothers who are separated from their children.
National Association of Child Contact Centres
http://www.naccc.org.uk/home (opens in a new window)
NACCC is the supporting membership body for around 350 child contact centres and services. Children of separated families can have contact with their non-resident parents and occasionally other family members, in a comfortable and safe environment.
Information Line: 0845 4500 280 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am - 1pm)
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Services for older people, their families and those who care for them. Local Age UKs offer a range of advice and services.
Advice Line: 0800 169 65 65 (lines open 7 days a week 8am – 7pm)
The Silver Line
http://www.thesilverline.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
Confidential helpline providing information, friendship and advice to older people.
Helpline: 0800 4 70 80 90 (lines open 24 hours)
http://npcuk.org/ (opens in a new window)
National Pensioners Convention promote the welfare and interests of pensioners, as well as campaigning. Current issues for pensioners are outlined in a quarterly newspaper, pamphlets and bulletins.
http://u3a.org.uk/ (opens in a new window)
The University of The Third Age is a self-help organisation for those no longer in full-time employment, providing local leisure, educational and creative opportunities.