Global & Programme Related Organisations

UPDATED: 15.10.2018
Please find below support organisations that have featured in specific programming.

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Child of Mine

Please find below a small selection of support organisations relating to support issues featured within Child of Mine.

Further support can be found on the MAIN MENU, or within support sections for STILLBIRTH and BEREAVEMENT.


Petals - Baby Loss Awareness Week
Specialist counselling service at Addenbrookes Hospital in Cambridge, Queen Charlottes and St Mary’s Hospitals in London, the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, and Ipswich Hospital.

Sands, the stillbirth and neonatal death charity, support anyone affected by the death of a baby.
Helpline: 0808 164 3332 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Tuesday & Thursday 6pm – 10pm)

Tommy’s offer information about premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth.
Helpline: 0800 0147 800 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)

Saying Goodbye
Advice and support for anyone who has suffered the loss of a baby at any stage of pregnancy, at birth or in infancy.


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Here at Channel 4 we stand up for diversity and inclusion.

Unfortunately not everyone agrees with us and one of the dark sides of this can be abuse posted online. To shine a light on this behaviour Channel 4 has partnered with a few of our advertisers to show examples of real abuse received online. This abuse was posted against real people featured in advertisements.

Fortunately examples like those featured in this campaign are posed by a minority, but we ask - if face to face abuse of this kind is not tolerated in our society, is it right that it should be online? If you have been affected by any of the issues raised in this campaign there is support available through the links below:


The Cybersmile Foundation (opens in a new window) 
Support for anyone affected by online bullying.

True Vision (opens in a new window) 
Information on hate crime and how to report it.

Bullying UK (opens in a new window) 
Bullying UK offer information on all types of bullying including workplace, school and via text messages.
Parent Helpline: 0808 800 222 (lines open: Monday – Friday 9am -9pm, Weekends 10am -3pm)

SARI (opens in a new window) 
Support for victims of any type of hate crime including racist, faith-based, disablist, homophobia, transphobia, age-based or gender-based.
Helpline: 0800 171 2272 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.15am – 5.15pm)

Stop Hate UK (opens in a new window)
Reporting and support for anyone affected by a hate crime or discrimination.
Helpline: 0800 138 1625 (lines open 24 hours a day)

The Mix (opens in a new window) 
Support via helpline and confidential 1-2-1 chat to young people (up to 25) affected by hate crime. 
Helpline: 0808 808 4994 (lines open 11am - 11pm)
1-2-1 chat (every day 11am – 11pm)

Report abuse on Facebook (opens in a new window)

Report abuse on Twitter (opens in a new window)


The State

Support information for terrorism related issues can be found by the following links:

Terrorism and National Security:

Prevent (opens in a new window)

Let’s Talk About It (opens in a new window)

Information on Prevent, the Home Office strategy which works with local authorities, government departments, community organisations and the police to prevent all forms of terrorism and extremism.

Government policy on Counter Terrorism (opens in a new window) 

Terrorism threat levels (opens in a new window)

Daesh: UK government response (opens in a new window)

UK action to combat Daesh (opens in a new window)

Advice and information from the Met Police 

Terrorism in the UK - advice and information (opens in a new window)

Anti-Terrorist Hotline (opens in a new window)


Finding me a family

First4adoption (opens in a new window)

An information service for adopting in England.

Info line: 0300 222 0022 (lines open Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm)


Coram Adoption (opens in a new window)

Independent adoption services in London, East Midlands and Cambridgeshire.

Adoption UK (opens in a new window)

Organised by and for adoptive parents, offering support at all stages of the adoption process.

Adoption Register – England (opens in a new window)

Database of children waiting for adoption plus details of approved adopters waiting to be matched. Managed by Adoption Match.

St David’s Children’s Society (opens in a new window)

Provides locally based adoption services across all of Wales and Herefordshire

New Family Social (opens in a new window)

Network for LGBT ( lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) adoptive and foster families. Support when considering adoption or fostering, through the process and when you’re a family.

Barnardo’s (opens in a new window)

Working with local authorities to provide a broad range of fostering and adoption services, including placements for children with extra needs.

Are you autistic?

Ambitious about Autism is the national charity for children and young people with autism. Providing services, raising awareness and understanding, and campaigning for change. For more informaiton (opens in a new window)


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 (opens in a new window)

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 (opens in a new window)

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 (opens in a new window) 

Free advice on community care law for disabled people and their carers.

Helpline: 0207 791 9800 (lines open Monday-Friday 10am-5pm)


Mencap (opens in a new window)

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 (opens in a new window)

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)


Respond (opens in a new window)

Working with children and adults with learning disabilities who have experienced abuse or trauma, as well as those who have abused others.

Hft (opens in a new window)

Supporting people with learning difficulties throughout England.

Helpline: 0117 906 1751 (lines open Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm)

Samaritans (opens in a new window)

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)


Support Line (opens in a new window)

Offering emotional support to all ages on any issue.

Helpline: 01708 765200



The secret life of 5 year olds

Cerebral Palsy

SCOPE - Cerebral Palsy (opens in a new window)

Information from SCOPE on Cerebral Palsy.

Cerebral (opens in a new window)
Information, help, support & advice for those affected by cerebral palsy.

Premature Birth

Bliss (opens in a new window)
Support for parents of babies born prematurely. 
Helpline: 0808 801 0322 (lines open Monday – Friday 10am -12 noon, Monday – Wednesday 7 – 9pm)
Tommy’s (opens in a new window)
Information about premature birth, miscarriage and stillbirth.



Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority - HFEA (opens in a new window)
Information for anyone having or considering fertility treatment, including details about clinics and costs. 
Information: 020 7291 8200 (lines open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)


Brain Tumour 

The Brain Tumour Charity (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Information and support on medical or related issues of concern. 
Helpline: 0808 808 1000 (lines open Monday – Thursday 9am - 4pm, Friday 9am – 1pm)



Action On Hearing Loss (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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) (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
The Auditory Implant Centre in Manchester




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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
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)
Text: 88858

ChildLine (opens in a new window)
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)



Missing People (opens in a new window)
Offering support and advice to missing people, and concerned families and friends
Helpline: 116 000 (lines open 24 hours)
Text: 116 000



RSPCA (opens in a new window)
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 (opens in a new window)
Against cruelty to animals within sport.
Wildlife Crimewatch Line: 01483 361 108 (line open Monday – Friday 9am- 5pm)

PETA (opens in a new window)
People For The Ethical Treatment of Animals



St John Ambulance (opens in a new window)
St John Ambulance provide first aid and health and safety training.

British Red Cross (opens in a new window)
First aid courses for members of the public and workplaces.

St Andrews First Aid (opens in a new window)
First Aid training and support for Scotland.



The Katie Piper Foundation (opens in a new window)
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.

Humanity & Inclusion (opens in a new window)
Offering support to projects on physical rehabilitation and social inclusion for anyone with disabilities or injured, as well as their families.

Moorfields Hospital (opens in a new window)
Moorfields is an eye hospital with a variety of services; further information can be found online.

NHS information - Assisted Suicide (opens in a new window)
Information from the NHS about assisted suicide and euthanasia.



Human Rights Watch (opens in a new window)
An independent organisation dedicated to defending and protecting human rights.

Amnesty International (opens in a new window)
Amnesty International campaign against violations of human rights

Save The Children (opens in a new window)
Save The Children work across 120 countries to help save children’s lives as well as fight for the rights of children.

UNICEF UK (opens in a new window)

UNICEF work with partner organisations in over 190 countries and territories working specifically for children and their rights.



Naz and Matt Foundation – London (opens in a new window)
Working to support LGBTQI individuals, their friends and families when religion based homophobia is affecting their lives.

Autistica (opens in a new window)
Working in partnership with other organisations Autistica is a charity that funds and campaigns for research into autism.

Dementia Care Matters (opens in a new window)
Dementia Care Matters provide consultancy, learning development, training resources and practice based research.

APDO UK (opens in a new window)
The website of The Association of Professional Declutterers and Organisers (UK) contains a searchable list of members working across the UK.

Adopt North West (opens in a new window)
Collaboration between 22 local authorities across the North West of England to encourage adoption and provide support throughout the adoption process.