Useful links

Find more information about different organisation which can provide support and advice with specific issues such as self harm, domestic violence, bereavement and pregnancy. 

Abuse

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre  - working across the UK to tackle child sex abuse and offering parents advice and support.

Childline   - free, 24 hour helpline for children and young people in danger or distress.

Everyman Project   - aims to help men change their violent or abusive behaviour.

MOSAC  - support for all non-abusing parents and carers whose children have been sexually abused. Provides support, advice, information and counsellling. 

NAPAC - support for people abused in childhood

NSPCC - advice on child abuse and cruelty. 

NSPCC - What can I do - Protecting your child from sexual abuse - link to PDF document from the NSPCC about protecting your child from sexual abuse.

NSPCC - Advice for Parents - Keeping Children Safe - advice for Parents about keeping children safe.

NSPCC - Child Abuse - Parents tell their own stories about Child Abuse - parents tell their own stories about Child Abuse

Stop it Now! - aims to prevent child sexual abuse by increasing public awareness and empowering people to act responsibly to protect children.

Womens Aid - support for women experiencing physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home. 

Addiction

Addaction - Britain's largest specialist drug and alcohol treatment agency who offer help and advice to anyone affected by drug and alcohol.

Alcohol Education Trust - support young people to enter adulthood having a healthy relationship with alcohol. They engage pupils before they begin drinking, help them build resilience skills, know how to avoid risky situations and learn how to look after themselves and each other.

Community for Recovery - the first national support network for anyone whose life is affected by solvent or volatile substance abuse.

Drinkaware - provides information on alcohol to consumers to allow them to make informed decisions about the effects on lives and lifestyles.

FRANK - free confidential advice and information on drugs 24 hours a day.

Gamcare - information, advice and practical help in relation to gambling.

Release - information and advice on drugs and the law.

Adoption

Adoption UK - Adoption UK is a national charity run by and for adopters, providing self-help information, advice, support and training on all aspects of adoption and adoptive parenting. 

British Association for Adoption and Fostering - provides advice and support for adoptive and foster parents.

Advice - general

Adviceguide - Adviceguide is the online CAB service that gives you information on your rights for all four UK countries, and on a wide range of topics, including benefits and employment, and debt and legal issues. Some content is in Welsh, and also ethnic community languages.

ConnectFutures - an independent social enterprise bringing people together to build trust and collaboration between organisations and their clients, using research, facilitation and training. 

Durham Information Guide - DIG is an online database which allows you to search for information on adult social care services, health groups and other community information on a countywide, regional and national basis.

Educate against Hate - gives parents, teachers and school leaders practical advice on protecting children from extremism and radicalisation.

The Safe Network - The Safe Network help to keep children safe when taking part in activities – from after school art clubs to weekend reading groups and more – outside the home. So if you’re wondering whether your child or group is safe and what you can do to make sure they are, visit this site

Bedwetting

ERIC ERIC is a UK charity, Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence.

Bereavement

Child Death Helpline - frreephone service for anyone affected by the death of a child.

Child Bereavement UK - support families and educate professionals when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, or when a child is facing bereavement

The Compassionate Friends - support and friendship to parents and families after the death of their child, at any age and from any cause

Cruse Bereavement Care - nationwide bereavement support and information.

Rosie Crane Trustprovide a number of services aimed at supporting bereaved parents including a 24 hour helpline. 

SANDS (Still birth and neonatal death society) - support for those affected by the stillbirth or death of a baby in the early weeks of life.

Saying Goodbye - this is the web site for the Saying Goodbye services, the first national set of remembrance services for people who have suffered miscarriage, early term loss or early infant loss.

Winston's Wish - support children and their families through grief after the death of a parent or brother or sister.

BME

Equality and Human Rights Commission - creating a fairer Britain, this website takes a look at your rights.

NSPCC - the NSPCC offers multi-lingual helplines for the UK's BME communities.

Race Equality Foundation - the Race Equality Foundation promotes race equality in social support (what families and friends do for each other) and public services (what 'workers' do with people who need support).

RYICO - Provide teaching resources made up of varied activities that use art, audio, movement, games, and group discussion to tackle issues raised in Anti-bullying Week, Black History Month and Refugee Awareness Week.

Southall Black Sisters - information and resources for women, particularly Asian women experiencing domestic violence. Also offers immigration advice and advice on other matters relating to relationship breakdown.

Bullying

ACAS - (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations.

Anti-bullying Alliance is a coalition of organisations and individuals working together to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Bullying UK – part of Family Lives. Provides help on all forms of bullying - at school, cyberbullying, racism, homophobia, bullying in sport etc.

Childnet International - information, advice, resources for children, parents and getting the most out of new technology and safe and responsible us.

EACH - Education Action Challenging Homophobia - challenges homophobia, specifically homophobic bullying, through education.

EyePAT - online safety and anti-bullying training for a variety of groups such as schools, social workers, foster carers and those who include children or vulnerable adults; as well as bullying in the workplace.

Kidscape - anti-bullying helpline for parents.

Network for Surviving Stalking - Network for Surviving Stalking aims to provide support to victims, potential victims and others affected by stalking/harassment throughout the UK.

Red Balloon - Provide an 'intensive care' full-time education for children aged between 9 and 18 who are unable to go to school because they have been severely bullied or who have suffered trauma.

Schools out  - provides a support network to raise the issue of homophobia in schools

STANCE - the comprehensive 'Whole School' resource pack for addressing homophobic bullying.

Stonewall - working for positive change for gay lesbian and bisexual people in the UK with an education program: Education for all

Childcare

Family and Childcare Trust - national childcare charity working to promote high quality affordable childcare for all.

Children and young people

Anti Knife Crime Campaign - provides advice, ideas, support and resources for local anti knife crime

BROOK - free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people up to the age of 25.

ChildLine - free, 24 hour helpline for children and young people in danger or distress.

Kooth.comA unique service that provides vulnerable young people, who have emotional or mental health problems, with support when they need it most.

National Careers Service - help and information for young people 13-19 years.

The Mix - (formerly Get Connected) provides young people with help on finding a service to help them, whatever the problem.

National Youth Advocacy - advocacy services for children and young people up to the age of 25.

NCH - It's not your fault - practical info for children, young people and parents going through a family break-up.

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children.

Talking Point - information about speech, language and communication difficulties in children.

The Hideout - provides indirect and informal support to children and young people living with domestic violence or those who may want to help a friend. Also signposts to additional help and direct support.

Youngcarers.net - advice, support and information for children and young people who have a caring responsibility for someone in their family who has a physical or mental illness, a disability or substance misuse problem. The site also contains a section with information for parents.   

 

Counselling

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy - provides lists of counsellors in your local area.

Marriage Care - relationship support service including couples counselling, relationship and marriage preparation. No fixed charge, contribution-based

PACE - free counselling, support and advice over the phone and face to face, to all family members, whatever their age and sexuality.  

RSCPP - Connecting users to therapists across the UK. Have advice pages that are helpful too.

Relate for Parents - Live Talk and SMS support as well as information on parental relationships.

Relate - relationship counselling offered through regional centres.

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships - consultation and psychotherapy services for couples seeking help with their relationships.

Thecoupleconnection.net - information and resources to parents who want to change their relationship for the better.

 

Crime

Anti Knife Crime Campaign - provides advice, ideas, support and resources for local anti knife crime.

Rape Crisis (England and Wales) - provides co-ordination for the national network of Rape Crisis Centres across England and Wales. Rape Crisis Centres provide a range of specialist services for women and girls that have been raped or experienced another form of sexual violence - whether as adults or as children.

Victim Support - information and support for people who have been affected by a crime.

Dads

Dad Talk -promotes fatherhood in all it’s aspects where fathers can share ideas find information and learn about parenting.

Families Need Fathers - information and support on shared parenting following separation or divorce.

Separated Dads - being separated from your kids can be hard if you're a dad. This website helps with ideas on how to cope when you are together or apart.

Disability

Action on Hearing Loss - raise awareness of hearing loss and offer support and information.

Appcessible.org - a database of useful mobile and tablet apps, specifically, apps that are designed to help users with additional needs and disabilities.

Carers UK -provides information and advice to carers of children and adults with disabilities.

Contact a family - provides support and advice to parents of disabled children.

Dial UK - information, advice and practical assistance for disabled people and their families.

Disabled Parents Network - supports disabled people in pregnancy, childbirth and parenthood.

Disability. Pregnacy and Parenthood International - information and enquiry service on all aspects for pregnancy and parenthood.

Disablity Rights UK - works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

dysTalk - information on specific learning disabilities and advice on how parents can optimise their child's learning.

Equality and Human Rights Commission - creating a fairer Britain, this website takes a look at your rights. A website with the aim of sharing information for independent living.

Face to Face Surrey & Sussex - one-to-one befriending service for parents of disabled children.

National Autistic Society - advice and support for children and adults with Aspergers syndrome and autism - visit the site to see whether there is a centre near you.

NDCS - National Deaf Children's Society is a charity for deaf children and their families.

RNIB - Royal National Institute of the Blind which helps living with sight loss.

Scope - support and advice to people with cerebal palsy and their families.

Sibs - for people who grow up with a brother or sister with special needs, disability or chronic illness. Also has useful information for parents of children with special needs.

Youngcarers.net - advice, support and information for children and young people who have a caring responsibility for someone in their family who has a physical or mental illness, a disability or substance misuse problem. The site also contains a section with information for parents. 

Divorce and separation

CAFCASS - CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the courts on what it considers to be in the children's best interests.

Family Mediators Association - The Family Mediators Association is a registered charity which offers family mediation to private clients outside the court system.

Families Need Fathers - information and support on shared parenting following separation or divorce.

MATCH - provides emotional support to mothers whose children have been separated from them.

National Association of Child Contact Centres - provides safe places where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents.

National Family Mediation - mediators helping parents who live apart stay close to their children.

Oxfordshire Family Mediationsupport children and adults, with or without children, when they are dealing with the fall-out before, during and after separation.

Parent Connectionservice to help parents who are either going through separation or who are struggling with issues associated with parenting after parting.

Separated Dads - being separated from your kids can be hard if you're a dad. This website helps with ideas on how to cope when you are together or apart.

Separated Families - working with everyone affected by family separation to bring about better outcomes for children.

Sorting out separation app - helping you make the right decisions after divorce or separation

Domestic violence and abuse

Everyman Project - aims to help men change their violent or abusive behaviour.

Family Rights Groupfor mothers who are involved with Children's Services because their children are (or may be) harmed by experiencing and/ or witnessing domestic violence.

Respect - our vision is to end violence and abuse in intimate partner and close family relationships.  Our key focus is on increasing the safety and well-being of victims by promoting, supporting, delivering and developing effective interventions with perpetrators.  

Respect Not Fear - if you are a young person and are worried about your relationship then try to talk to someone you trust about what you are experiencing. 

The Hideout - provides indirect and informal support to children and young people living with domestic violence or those who may want to help a friend. Also signposts to additional help and direct support.

Women's Aid - support for women experiencing physical, emotional or sexual violence in the home. 

Drugs

Community for Recovery - the first national support network for anyone whose life is affected by solvent or volatile substance abuse.

Frank - everything you need to know about drugs, they have helpline and livechat.

Know the score - Scotland’s drug information website.

Eating disorders

Beat  - helpline for parents and young people.

National centre for eating disorders - advice and support. 

HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young)A charity offering programmes and online resources for parents of 0 to 5 year olds to help provide a healthy start in life for young children. Programmes cover how to juggle life with young children, how to respond to their needs without giving in to demands, tips to reduce mealtime stress, active play to help children learn, food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, snack swaps, and understanding and managing your child's behaviour.

Education

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE) - an independent national service centre for parents of children in state-funded education. They operate a dedicated advice line for referrals from Parentline Plus. The key topics on which ACE can provide further advice, information and support are: exclusion from school, school admissions, special educational needs and all other education-based issues with particular focus on the legal position/rights of parents and how to take unresolved matters further.

Department for Education - helping children and adults get the most from learning 

Homework Elephant - resources to help children complete their homework

My World of Work for parents - can help you find the information you need to support your child as they begin to make choices about their future career.

Oddies - Read with me - helping teachers promote reading as fun. 

Parents in Touch - an education and information site for busy parents covering curriculums, exams and much more.

ParentView - Ofsted has launched a website, ParentView, that gives parents in England the opportunity to assess state schools against 12 criteria covering safety, bullying, behaviour, teaching, leadership, homework, pupils’ progress, and pupils’ general happiness at the school. They will use the information you provide when making decisions about which schools to inspect, and when.

Red Balloon - Provide an 'intensive care' full-time education for children aged between 9 and 18 who are unable to go to school because they have been severely bullied or who have suffered trauma.

School- Home Support - national charity that places higly trained practitioners in schools to support children andfamilies, whatever they are going through.

The Good Schools Guidefeature more than 400 informative articles covering help, information advice and reviews of schools and tutors.

Tutor Pages - Tutor Pages contains thousands of articles on home tuition topics all written by private tutors. There's also an active forum to discuss private tuition, and a directory of private tutors who can be contacted for free. 

Emotional support

Blurt - support all those who are affected by depression.

PAPYRUS – prevention of young suicide - support for young people under the age of 35 with thoughts of suicide, or those concerned about young people with thoughts of suicide.

Samaritans - emotional support to anyone in distress or at risk of suicide.

Understanding Childhood - provides free downloadable information leaflets for families and childcare professionals to help raise emotionally secure children

Families

BBC - Parenting

CFAB (Children & Families Across Borders) - a charity which seeks to protect, defend and support any child, family or individual who faces a social, legal or personal problem as a consequence of global movement.

Childrens 1st - (Formerly ParentLine Scotland)is a free, confidential helpline for parents and anyone caring for a child in Scotland.

Family Action (formerly Family Welfare Association) - tackling difficult issues facing families including domestic abuse, mental health problems, learning disabilities and severe financial hardship.

Families Need Fathers - information and support on shared parenting following separation or divorce.

Family Rights Group - provides advice and services to families whose children are involved with social services

Gingerbread - Gingerbread is the national charity working with single parent families. Formed following a merger of the National Council for One Parent Families and Gingerbread, we now provide increased support and a stronger campaigning voice for single parents and their families.

Happy steps - The UK's only research based stepfamily resource centre. Designed to gather together a whole range of services to help families and individuals strengthen their stepfamilies and to provide training and tools for organisations who regularly deal with them.

HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) – A charity offering programmes and online resources for parents of 0 to 5 year olds to help provide a healthy start in life for young children. Programmes cover how to juggle life with young children, how to respond to their needs without giving in to demands, tips to reduce mealtime stress, active play to help children learn, food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, snack swaps, and understanding and managing your child's behaviour.

Home-start - offers regular support to families with one child under 5 years old - look at the site to see whether there is a scheme near you.

Mumsnet - online forum for parenting support and the discussion of issues connected with parenting.

National Family Mediation - mediators helping parents who live apart stay close to their children.

Netmums - a unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.

One plus One - an independent research organisation whose role is to generate knowledge about marriage and relationships - how they work, why they can sometimes run into difficulties and how couples can cope when they do.

Parenting NI - provides a telephone helpline and face-to-face support and guidance service for families on issues such as bullying, separation/divorce, self-harm and emotional difficulties.

Parenting UK – part of Family Lives, Parenting UK is the national umbrella body for people who work with parents. DOES NOT OFFER DIRECT SERVICES TO PARENTS, but parenting courses offered by forum members are advertised on the page 'for parents' on their website.

ParentPort -  ParentPort is run by the UK’s media regulators. We set and enforce standards across the media to protect children from inappropriate material. Seen or heard something unsuitable for children? Maybe it was a programme on TV or online, a film, an advert, a video game or something in a magazine. At ParentPort you can find out about the standards we expect from the media, make a complaint and share your views with us.

Parentline (Ireland) - provides information and a listening ear to anyone in a parenting role in Ireland.

Relate for parents - a website for parents by Relate, the leading provider of relationship support. It offers ideas, guidance, support and information for those who are searching for something that will make a difference. Their focus will usually be on the relationship or relationships that influence your role as a parent. 

There for you advisory service provides support and advice to individuals and families involved with or being investigated by their Local Authority Children's Services Department.

Young Minds - information for parents who may be concerned about the mental health of their child.

FGM

Forward - help and advice about female genital mutilation. 

NHS - advice on female genital mutilation. 

Grandparents

Age UK - is the country's largest charity dedicated to helping everyone make the most of later life and give advice on range of issues including money, health, care and wellbeing.

grannynet.co.uk - tips and support on all aspects of life as a grandparent

Grandparents Plus - information, advice and support for people looking after a relative's child, and for grandparents who have lost contact with their grandchildren.

Health

beat (formerly Eating Disorders Association) - information and support on eating disorders across the UK.

Children First - a free general health information website for young people and families. Run by Great Ormond Street Hospital, it provides authoritative and clinically approved advice from child health experts on a broad range of health related topics.

ERIC (education and resources for improving childhood incontinence) - information and support on childhood betwetting, daytime wetting, constipation and soiling.

HENRY (Health Exercise Nutrition for the Really Young) – A charity offering programmes and online resources for parents of 0 to 5 year olds to help provide a healthy start in life for young children. Programmes cover how to juggle life with young children, how to respond to their needs without giving in to demands, tips to reduce mealtime stress, active play to help children learn, food groups, food labels, portion sizes for under 5s, first foods, snack swaps, and understanding and managing your child's behaviour.

The Tuck Sleep Foundation - provides advice to parents on their child's sleep of all ages, from birth to teens.  

Terrance Higgins Trust - help and advice on living with HIV.

Housing

Shelter - information for people who are homeless or having a housing problem

St Mungo's - support and advice for homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Immigration

Asylum Aid - free advice and assistance to refugees and asylum seeker.

Parents pack (from the Refugee Council) - the resource pack aims to support refugee parents who may not have access to these resources and it is hoped that it will be useful for advisers working with refugee families.

Refugee Council - advice and support to asylum seekers and refugees.

UKCOSA (Council for International Education) - provides independent advice for students from overseas on issues such as immigration, fees and welfare benefits.

Internet

Childnet International - Know IT All - resources aimed at young people, parents and teachers about safe and positive use of the internet. It contains information about what the risks are to users and outlines practical advice in avoiding or minimising risks when using online and mobile technologies.

Internet Matters - information, advice and support on internet safety, from cyberbullying to setting up parental controls online. 

Internet Watch Foundation - site for reporting potentially illegal online content, specifically child abuse images and content hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene content hosted in the UK and incitement to racial hatred content hosted in the UK.

Kidsmart Digiducks Big Decision Book - a resource book for teachers to use in classrooms from Kidsmart.

NSPCC Net Aware - Your guide to the social networks your kids use with tips on keeping them safe.

O2 & NSPCC online safety helpline - get advice on the technical side of online safety, such as setting parental controls and privacy settings. Call 0808 800 5002.

The Professionals Online Safety Helpline is a free service for professionals, and volunteers working with children and young people, managed by the UK Safer Internet Centre.

Think U Know - come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology.

True Vision - Have you or someone you know been a victim of a hate crime or hate incident? True Vision gives advice about hate crime/incidents and how to report it.

Legal

CAFCASS - CAFCASS looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. It works with children and their families, and then advises the courts on what it considers to be in the children's best interests.

Children's Legal Centre - information on all aspects of child law in England, including contact, parental responsiblity and residence orders.

Resolution - an association of solicitors specialising in family law.  

Rights of Womenprovide women with the legal advice and information they need to understand and use the law and their legal rights. 

Which? Legal Services - legal advice and services from the consumer rights group

Simpson Millar Solicitors LLP - Family Lives curently have a partnership with Simpson Millar Solicitors LLP who can offer you a 10% discount on their law services. Get in touch with them through the online form.

LGBTQ

EACH - Educational Action Challenging Homophobia - a national, charitable organisation, set up to challenge homophobia, specifically homophobic bullying, through education.

Families Together London - Support group and website for friends and family of lesbian, gay and transgender people

FFLAG - Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays UK is a national and voluntary organisation and registered charity which offers support to local parent groups and contacts in their efforts to help parents and families understand and accept and support their lesbian, gay and bisexual members.

Free2b Alliance - Support LGBTQ+ young people and parents and empowering them to work with us in delivering awareness training. We challenge homophobia, biphobia & transphobia, fostering an inclusive environment within education establishments and organisations across the sectors.

PACE - free counselling, support and advice over the phone and face to face, to all family members, whatever their age and sexuality.

STANCE - the comprehensive 'Whole Shool' resource pack for addressing homophobic bullying.

Stonewall - lesbian, gay and bisexual support and information. 

Mental health

MENCAP - support and information for people with a learning disability and their families.

Mental Health Care - this website is aimed at anyone providing support to someone experiencing mental illness. It contains information about mental health and mental illness, research findings from the Institute of Psychiatry and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and personal stories written by carers.

Mental Health Foundation - Committed to reducing the suffering caused by mental ill health and to help everyone lead mentally healthier lives.

Mind - information on all aspects of mental health.

Out of the FOG - Helping family members & loved-ones of people who suffer from personality disorders.

RC Psych - Provide advice and information on mental health and wellbeing 

Rethink - advice and information for those suffering severe mental illness and their families or carers.

Sane - Mental health helpline.

Student Minds - Mental health peer support for students

Time to changeThey empower people with mental health problems to feel confident talking about the issue without facing discrimination

Young minds (for children's mental health) - information for parents who may be concerned about the mental health of their child.

Money

Child Benefit - deals with all child benefit claims.

Child Maintenance Options - providing impartial information and support to help both parents make an informed choice about their options for child maintenance.

Child Support Agency - the Child Support Agency, as part of the Department for Work and Pensions, is responsible for assessing, collecting, paying and enforcing Child Support Maintenance.

Consumer Affairs - offering debt and money advice to consumers via free guides and reports.

Financial Ombudsman Service - the official independent expert in settling complaints between consumers and businesses providing financial services.  The service is free and can look at complaints about a wide range of financial matters - from insurance and mortgages to savings and credit.

Give as you earn - donating to charity through your payroll.

Money Advice Service - the Money Advice Service helps you manage your money better. You can use their Health Check tool, calculators and comparison tables and access free, independent advice.

National Debtline - advice by telephone or email for people with debt problems.

Personal Finance Societyfree guides to understand your choices when it comes to money. Find out about professional financial advice and search for a qualified adviser near you.

Tax Credits - 9 out of 10 families are entitiled to tax credits, but you don't need to have children to qualify. Find out more here.

Turn2Us - website offering people in financial need access to welfare benefits and charitable grants, free of charge and all in one place. Visitors to the site can use the benefits calculator or search for a grant giving organisation based on their need to see if there are funds available to them.

The Trussell Trust - The Trussell Trust is a Christian charity that does not affiliate itself with any political party and currently receives no government funding. They are non-judgemental and inclusive, providing assistance to people of all backgrounds and all faiths or none who are found to be in genuine need.  The Trussell Trust partners with churches and communities to open new foodbanks nationwide. With over 250 foodbanks currently launched, their goal is for every town to have one.

Pregnancy

Bounty - support families in the transition to parenthood, through each key life stage, from pregnancy to birth to toddler to pre-school.

British Pregnancy Advisory Service - offers information and treatment for unplanned pregnancy.

Breastfeeding Network - find help and support with breastfeeding. 

Education for choice - supports young people’s right to informed choice on abortion. 

Ectopic Pregnancy Foundation - provides support and information on the care of women with a diagnosis, or possible diagnosis, of ectopic pregnancy. 

FPA - advice and publications on all aspects of sexual health.

NCT Breastfeeding Support - information and guidance for any parents that have questions about breastfeeding

NCT (National Childbirth Trust) - support through pregnancy and beyond.

Sense CDs - teenagers and pregnancy: Interactive CD Rom.

The Miscarriage Association - support and information for people who experience pregnancy loss.

Young mums to be - parenting courses for young mums and dad.

Prisoners

Action for Prisoners' and Offenders' Families (now part of Family Lives) - lots of information for families with member in prison.

Key for Life - A new social venture and charity creating innovative solutions to help reduce youth offending and gang warfare.

Offenders' Families Helpline - this free helpline is now run by Family Lives and is a free service to anyone with a family member in prison.

Prisoners abroad – advice for anyone with family member in prison abroad.

Relationships

Barefoot Institute - help support Muslim relationships between husband and wife, parents and children, siblings and relatives.

Forced Marriage Unit - contact the Forced Marriage Unit (FMU) if you are trying to stop a forced marriage or you need help leaving a marriage you have been forced into. Email: fmu@fco.gov.uk, Telephone: 020 7008 0151. From overseas +44 207 008 0151 Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm
Out of hours: 020 7008 1500 (ask for the Global Response Centre)

Marriage Care - relationship support service including couples counselling, relationship and marriage preparation. No fixed charge, contribution-based

Relate - relationship counselling offered through regional centres.

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships - couple therapy services.

The Couple Connection (One Plus One) - this interactive, self-help site will provide you with resources and practical tools that will enable you to improve your relationship with your partner

Runaways

Catch 22 support for runaways and their families.

Missing People (formerly National Missing Persons Helpline) - the UK's only charity that works with young runaways, missing and unidentified people, their families and others who care for them.

 


Self harm

Harmless - provides information, support, training and consultancy for people who self harm, as well as their friends, families and professionals.

National Self Harm Network - our priority is to support survivors and people who self-harm. We also support the people it indirectly affects, like family and friends, they can discuss the issue and gain effective support in our forums.

Young Minds - supporting people who self-harm. We also support the people it indirectly affects, like family and friends, they can discuss the issue and gain effective support in our forums.

Sexual health

BROOK - this site provides free and confidential sexual health advice and contraception to young people up to the age of 25.

Education for choice - Education for choice is dedicated to enabling young people to make informed choices about pregnancy.

fpa - advice and publications on all aspects of sexual health.

Single parents

Gingerbread - support organisation for lone parent families.

Single Parent Travel Club - SPTC links single parent families so that they can enjoy holidays, days out and events together. 

OneSpace - the parenting site for single parents. Support from parenting professionals on all aspects of being a parent, plus a lively online community offering support and friendship from other single parents.

Special educational needs (SEN)

Council for disabled children - are the umbrella body for the disabled children's sector bringing together professionals, practitioners and policy-makers.

Family Lives SENDIASS Services Since April 2013 Family Lives has been running a SENDIASS Service to Croydon, Lambeth and Southwark residents providing independent information, advice and guidance for parents/carers of children and young people with Special Educational Needs (SEN). 

I CAN provides a range of information services that provide help and advice to parents and practitioners about speech, language and communication.

IPSEA - provides Independent Parental Special Education Advice on all educational matters for SEN. 

Contact a Family - find out more about their services for families whose child may have special educational needs. 

National Autistic Societyprovides impartial, confidential information along with advice and support for autistic people and their families and carers.

SENDirect - SENDirect brings together lots of information for families to find the services you need

Twins and multiples

Tamba - support and information to parents of twins and multiple births.