Violent children helplines
Advice and support for people worried about children who are violent
It is not uncommon for children and teens to have behaviour-related problems at some time during their development. However, the behaviour is considered to be a conduct disorder or ODD when it is long-lasting and when it violates the rights of others, goes against accepted norms of behaviour and disrupts the child's or family's everyday life.
Oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) is a disorder where children have disruptive and oppositional behaviour that is particularly directed towards authority figures, such as parents or teachers.
Contact a Family
Helpline: 0808 808 3555
Providing advice, information and support to the parents of all disabled children - no matter what their disability or health condition.
KidsBehaviour was formed to offer a unique reference point on understanding children and dealing with behavioural problems. We hope that this website will offer advice, help and support to any parents who need guidance when dealing with their child's behaviour. It is written by parenting experts who have direct experience of children's behaviour, and who acknowledge that every child is different and requires different help and support as they grow up.
Helpline: 0808 802 5544
Parents' Information Service gives advice to parents or carers who may be concerned about the mental health or emotional well being of a child or young person.
Helpline: 0808 800 2222
Family Lives is a charity with over three decades of experience helping parents to deal with the changes that are a constant part of family life. We know that many people play active roles in raising children, from dads and mums, grandparents, stepparents and non-resident parents. Our role is to support all of you to achieve the best relationship possible with the children that you care about, as well as supporting parenting professionals. We recognise that the best way to support families is to provide professional, non-judgmental support and advice in a way that all members of the family can freely access. We provide this through our 24 hour helpline, extensive advice on our website, our email and live chat services, befriending services, and parenting/relationship support groups.
Helpline: 0808 802 4040
Respect is the UK membership organisation for work with domestic violence perpetrators, male victims and young people.
ODDA unique local network for Mums (or Dads), offering a wealth of information on both a national and local level. Once registered, you can access details for all kinds of local resources, from child-friendly cafes to childminders, places to go etc.
Channel Mum is the friendliest and most honest community for mums everywhere. There is always a place for you here, because we know it takes a village to raise a child. You can also chat to other mums and professionals in the Channel Mum Support Group.