Tel: Adviceline 0300 0115 142 Mon-Wed 10am-1pm term time only
72 Durnsford Road, London, N11 2EJ
Provides independent advice and information on state education in England for parents and carers, and training and consultancy services covering education law and guidance for professionals.
Tel: Helpline 0844 848 7900 Mon-Fri 10am-2.30pm
Linden House, 55 The Green, South Bar Street, Banbury, OX16 9AB
Provides support, awareness and understanding for those parenting or supporting children who cannot live with their birth parents.
AFT - Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice
Tel: 01925 444414
7 Executive Suite, St James Court, Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington, Cheshire, WA4 6PS
Registered charity promoting effective family therapy and high standards of professional training and practice. Membership organisation for professionals using systemic approaches to therapeutic work with families, individuals, couples and other communities of care in public and independent sector services and in independent practice.
Tel: ActionLine: 0800 0 568 578
Unit 5 Citygate, 5 Blantyre Street, Manchester M15 4JJ
Independent adoption agency working throughout England and Wales to help all those affected by adoption - from placing children with adoptive parents to supporting birth families and reuniting families separated through adoption.
Tel: 020 8550 8822
Tanners Lane, Barkingside, Ilford, Essex IG6 1QG
Works to transform the lives of the most vulnerable children through services, campaigning and research. Runs more than 960 services across the UK, including counselling for children who have been abused, fostering and adoption services, vocational training and disability inclusion groups.
Care for the Family
Tel: 029 2081 0800
Garth House, Leon Avenue, Cardiff CF15 7RG
A national charity that aims to promote strong family life and help those who face family difficulties. Provides information and support on parenting, marriage and bereavement.
Contact a Family
Tel: Helpline 0808 808 3555 Mon-Fri 9.30am-5pm
209-211 City Road, London, EC1V 1JN
National organisation providing information, advice and support for families with disabled children.
Tel: Helpline 0845 1200 660 Also online discussion forum
Doddington & Rollo Community Association, Charlotte Despard Avenue, Battersea, London, SW11 5HD
Help and support for families and friends affected by another's abuse of mind-altering substances. Groups across the country which meet regularly.
Families Need Fathers
Tel: National Helpline 0300 0300 363 9am-10pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm at weekends
Charity which supports all parents, dads, mums and grandparents to have personal contact and meaningful relationships with children following parental separation. Offer information, advice and support services and pro-bono guidance from solicitors. Forum and our network of over 50 UK branches.
Family and Childcare Trust
The Bridge, 81 Southwark Bridge Road, London SE1 0NQ
Campaigns for quality affordable and accessible childcare and promotes working rights for parents to ensure a better work-life balance for families. Offers information, support and an online directory of childcare and family services.
Tel: Helpline 0808 800 2222 Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, weekends 10am-3pm
15-17 The Broadway, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL9 5HZ
Previously known as Parentline. Provides information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. Services include forums, local support groups, befrienders and workshops.
Family Rights Group
Tel: Helpline 0808 801 0366 Mon- Fri 9.30am-3pm
The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL
Works with parents in England and Wales whose children are in need, at risk or are in the care system, and with members of the wider family who are raising children unable to remain at home. Provides advice about rights and options when social workers or courts make decisions about children's welfare.
Tel: Single parent helpline 0808 802 0925. Mon 10am-6pm, Tue, Thu & Fri 10am-4pm, Wed 10am-1pm, 5pm-7pm
520 Highgate Studios, 53-79 Highgate Road, London, NW5 1TL
Provides expert advice and practical support for single parents - from dealing with a break-up, to going back to work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.
Tel: 0116 258 7900
8-10 West Walk, Leicester LE1 7NA
Offer support, friendship and practical help to families with young children, helping then to deal with challenges, improve their confidence and build better lives. Works through 280 local, independent Home-Starts providing home visiting volunteer support.
Community website for parents and parents-to-be to swap advice, get support and make new friends.