Links and web resources

Further organisations and websites to help you.

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Adoption and fostering

Be My Parent

An online service and monthly newspaper, Be My Parent, that helps find families for hundreds of children every year.

Be My Parent

Better Care Network

A vital source of information for people working on issues related to children who lack adequate family care.

Better Care Network

Fosterline

Provides comprehensive information on the fostering of children and foster care.

Fosterline

PAC

Advice, Support, Counselling & Training
for all affected by Adoption & Permanency

PAC

Someone else's child

Information on private fostering.

Someone else's child

The Fostering Network

"The voice of foster care"

The Fostering Network

Bullying

Anti-bullying Alliance

Aims to stop bullying and create safe environments in which children and young people can live, grow, play and learn.

Anti-bullying Alliance

Better Internet for Kids

Create a better internet for children and young people.

Better Internet for Kids

BullyingUK

Advice for children and parents on bullying.

Part of Family Lives - a charity experienced helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life.

BullyingUK

Childline - Bullying

Childline offers advice on many subjects. This link will take you to their section on bullying.

Childline - Bullying

Kidscape

The first charity in the UK established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse.

Kidscape

The Anti-Bullying Network

The Anti-Bullying Network is an independent operation with the following objectives:

to support anti-bullying work in schools;
to provide a free website;
and to offer an anti-bullying service which will include the provision of training, publications and consultancy services.

The Anti-Bullying Network

Child abduction

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Child Abduction United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

REUNITE

The leading UK charity specialising in the movement of children across international borders.

REUNITE

Child abuse

Action for children

"Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives..."

Action for children

CEOP

CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account. We protect children from harm online and offline, directly through NCA led operations and in partnership with local and international agencies.

CEOP

Children with a disability

Contact a Family

For families with disabled children. Helpline 0808 808 3555 or Textphone 0808 808 3556 Freephone for parents and families (Mon-Fri, 10am to 4pm & Mon, 5.30 to 7.30pm)

Contact a Family

Disabled Living Foundation

'Living made easy for children' consists of impartial advice and information for a parent/carer of a disabled child or a healthcare professional. It provides clear, practical advice on daily living equipment thus empowering individuals to make an independent choice. It is funded by the Department of Children, Schools and Families (DCSF).

Disabled Living Foundation

Domestic violence

Asha

A South Asian organisation that works to end violence against women and girls

Asha

Childline - Domestic Abuse

Childline provides information on all sorts of issues. This link takes you to their pages on domestic violence.

Childline - Domestic Abuse

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

National Domestic Violence Freephone Helpline

National Domestic Violence Helpline

The Freephone 24 Hour National Domestic Violence Helpline, run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge, is a national service for women experiencing domestic violence, their family, friends, colleagues and others calling on their behalf.

National Domestic Violence Helpline

Refuge

Refuge is committed to a world where domestic violence is not tolerated and where women and children can live in safety.

Refuge

Shanti Women's Aid through Viridian Housing

The project aims to provide a comprehensive service to Asian Women and their children who are fleeing domestic violence. The Housing Association offer affordable homes to those who are in need.

Shanti Women's Aid through Viridian Housing

The Hide Out

Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

The Hide Out

Viridian Housing Safeguarding Section

How to raise concern that a child or adult is being abused or neglected in a Viridian property.

Viridian Housing Safeguarding Section

Women's Aid Federation

The key national charity working to end domestic violence against women and children. Support a network of over 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the UK.

Women's Aid Federation

Drugs and alcohol

Addiction Helpline

A free guide to addiction, detox & rehabilitation.

Addiction Helpline

Adfam

Adfam is the only national umbrella organisation working specifically with and for families affected by drugs and alcohol.

Adfam

Al-Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.

Al-Anon Family Groups

Alcohol Concern

Alcohol Concern is the leading national charity working on alcohol issues.

Alcohol Concern

Drinksense

Drinksense was established in 1981 to reduce the harm caused to individuals, families and communities by alcohol misuse or other
substances.

Their work with young people and many years experience has developed into
new areas of work, including emotional wellbeing and other young people needs.

Drinksense

Talk to Frank

Talk to Frank is a free confidential drugs information and advice line. Telephone: 0800 776600; email: frank@talktofrank.com.

Talk to Frank

Gangs and weapons

General advice for parents

General advice for professionals

General advice for young people

General children's groups and charities

Health advice for young people

Internet and mobiles

Legal advice

Missing children

Refugees and immigration

Self-harm

Trafficking, slavery and prostitution

Victim support