Social Services and Family Courts support helplines
Consult our helplines for more information and advice regarding Social Services and Family Courts support
Family Rights Group
Free confidential helpline: 0808 801 0366
Provides advice and support for families whose children are involved with social services, including: Parents to get the help they need to prevent problems escalating into the child protection arena. Parents to face up to child protection concerns, to understand their options and to work in partnership with the local authority. This is key to keeping their child safe and to avoid their child ending up subject to care proceedings. Parents whose children are in the care system, who have questions about contact and are unsure about what they need to do in order for their children to come home. Grandparents and wider family members to come forward to care for children who cannot live with their parents, due to tragedy or trauma.
PAIN – Parents against Injustice
Tel: 0116 260 2855
Voluntary organisation, run and funded by volunteers who are here to provide help and support to families caught in the care system.
Forced Adoption Campaign
Ian Joseph’s campaign against forced adoption. A good resource for any family involved with the family courts system.
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. If you are a mother who no longer lives with your child as a result of local authority care proceedings and your child is either in care, being fostered, under a special guardianship order or has been adopted MATCH can support you.