Helpline: 0800 1111 (24 hours)
Free, confidential 24-hour helpline staffed by counsellors specially for children and young people to talk about any issue that is worrying them. Lines can be busy so keep trying. You can talk to a counsellor online as well as other young people via the message boards. The ChildLine website also contains a lots of information and advice on various topics including abuse, domestic violence, bullying and exam stress.
Helpline: 0808 800 5000 (24 hours, every day)
UK's leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The free helpline is for anyone, children or adults, concerned about a child at risk of abuse. The NSPCC also runs high profile campaigns for children's rights, such as Full Stop and administers 180 regional teams and projects, and conducts research into child abuse and its effects.
Helpline: 08451 205 204
Committed to keeping children safe from bullying and child abuse, the helpline offers advice to parents on any concerns about school bullying. The website includes a forum for children to talk about their experiences of bullying, details of courses to help children to cope with bullying and you can order free booklets and leaflets on child safety and the prevention of bullying and abuse.
Stop it Now! UK & Ireland
Confidential Helpline: 0808 1000 900
Abuse thrives in an atmosphere of secrecy and taboo. The Stop it Now! UK & Ireland campaign aims to stop child sexual abuse by encouraging abusers and potential abusers to seek help and by giving adults the information they need to protect children effectively. Stop it Now! believes sexual abuse is preventable and challenges adults to create a society that no longer tolerates the sexual abuse of children.
Family Law Campaigning Groups
John Hemming MP (Justice for Families Campaign Group)
Justice for Families is the Public Family Law Reform Coordinating Campaign. It is chaired by John Hemming MP and has been set up to support families who have suffered at the hands of a system that is urgently in need of reform. Many links to useful external websites.
If you are a parent, grandparent, family member or carer etc looking for advice, because the social services have taken your precious children from you then the Unity-injustice information website may be able to help.
PAIN – Parents against Injustice
Voluntary organisation, run and funded by volunteers who are here to provide help and support to families caught in the care system
FASO (False Allegation Support Organisation)
Helpline: 0870 241 66 50 (Mon to Fri 6pm to midnight)
Offers clear information, practical advice, and emotional support to anyone affected by false accusation.
Family Rights Group
Helpline:0800 731 1696 (Mon to Fri, 10am-12pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm)
Provides advice and support for families whose children are involved with social services
MATCH (Mothers Apart from their Children)
MATCH exists to support mothers who are apart from their children because of ill-health, fostering, adoption, abduction abroad, alienation following high-conflict family breakdown or family rows.
Helpline: 0845 434 9585
Our mission is to improve the lives of children by working with and for all grandparents especially those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren because of divorce, family feud or other problems., are caring for their grandchildren on a full time basis or have childcare responsibilities for their grandchildren.