Useful links

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

Abuse

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

Child Protection Resource - resources and support for everyone involved in the child protection system in the UK.

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.

Hourglass - provide help and support to end exploitation of older people in the UK.

Men's Advice Line - Men’s Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

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

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 Cymru/Wales - Helpline – 0808 800 5000 which offers help and advice. Bilingual Welsh/English service. 

Safeguarding Wales - The Wales Safeguarding Procedures (WSP) provide advice to support consistent and evidence based safeguarding practice for practitioners across agencies and in local safeguarding boards in Wales.

SafeSpaces - provide Safe Spaces in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse.

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

The Lucy Faithfull Foundation - is the only UK-wide child protection charity dedicated solely to preventing child sexual abuse.

Think U Know - come in to find the latest information on the sites you like to visit, mobiles and new technology. It is also a place to report online abuse.

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

Domestic violence and abuse

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

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

Freedom Charity - provide support and protection for victims of abuse, Female Genital Mutilation and Forced Marriage.

Live Fear Free (Wales) - providing help and advice about violence against women, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

Mankind - provide an information, support and signposting service to men suffering from domestic abuse from their current or former wife, partner (including same-sex partner) or husband. 

Men's Advice Line - Men’s Advice Line: a confidential helpline for any man experiencing domestic violence and abuse from a partner or ex-partner.

PEGS - supporting parents and professionals with child to parent abuse

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. 

Safe Spaces - provides safe spaces in retail shops across the UK  in their consultation rooms for people experiencing domestic abuse. 

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.

National Centre for Domestic Violence - provides a free, fast emergency injunction service to survivors of domestic violence regardless of their financial circumstances, race, gender or sexual orientation.

National Domestic Abuse Helpline - this was formerly Refuge, and provide advice and support if you or a loved one is experiencing any form of domestic abuse and violence. 

Who's In Charge - provide a programme for parents to help them with child on parent violence (fees may apply for this programme) 

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

LGBTQ

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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.

Mermaids UK - work to reduce isolation and loneliness for gender variant and transgender children, young people and their families.

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. 

Stonewall (Wales) - The charity Stonewall have a dedicated page to support parents to understand their parental rights. 

Switchboard LGBT+ helpline - are a safe space for anyone to discuss anything, including sexuality, gender identity, sexual health and emotional well-being.

Relationships

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

Between us app - is an app designed to help you have a better relationship with your partner now or in the future created by the Tavistock Relationships.

Click - is a unique service providing early intervention relationship support from a mobile-friendly platform.

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.

Relate Cymru - offers advice, relationship counselling and support. They provide relationship support services at various locations across Wales.

Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships - couple therapy services.

One plus One - their mission is to strengthen relationships for couples, families, communities and workplaces using evidence based training and digital resources.