‘Help & Support – Parents’

If you have a concern about a child or a vulnerable adult in the community and you would like to pass this concern to someone who can investigate your worry; please follow the link below.

Alternatively, if the concern relates to a child in school, please speak to Ms Herbert, Mr Brown or Mrs Hart.

Women’s aid.

Until women and children are safe

 

Alcohol and drugs

Addaction
Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.

Al-anon
Al-Anon provides support to anyone affected by someone else’s drinking

Alcohol Concern
National agency on alcohol misuse

Drugscope
The UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs

Fast Forward
Information on drugs and alcohol education for youth

FRANK
Information, support and counselling for drug users and their families

NACOA
National Association for Children of Alcoholics

Release
A range of specialist services for professionals and the public concerning drugs and the law

She’s in Recovery
 Online community for women in recovery from addiction

 

Black and minority ethnic women

Please note that these links are for organisations offering services nationwide (such as helplines), or for those with extensive online information/research. For local domestic violence services please use the Domestic Abuse Directory

Domestic abuse specific

Southall Black Sisters
Domestic violence resource centre for Asian, African, Afro-Caribbean women

Hot Peach Pages
Hot Peach Pages has a directory of domestic abuse agencies world-wide

Chinese
Chinese Information and Advice Centre
Provides support and information for Chinese people living in the UK. Also runs Sunflower Support Programme for children and teenagers affected by domestic violence.

Eastern European
East European Advice Centre
Advice service for Eastern Europeans. Offers English, Polish, and Russian languages, but works with most Eastern European nationals. Tel: 020 8741 1288 or email:info@eeac.org.uk.

Jewish
Jewish Women’s Aid
Provides refuge and/or support to Jewish women and their children affected by domestic abuse.

Muslim
Muslim Community Helpline
Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women

Nour Domestic Violence
Provides Islamic support and advice and raises awareness

Latin American
Latin American Women’s Aid
Provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK

General
Refugee Council
Services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children’s services, integration services and information on voluntary returns.

 

Children

Domestic abuse specific
The Hideout
Website created by Women’s Aid giving support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse

General

Action for Children
Support for vulnerable and neglected children and young people, and their families

The Child Law Advice Line (CLAL)
Freephone advice line for parents, carers, children and young people on a wide range of legal issues

NSPCC
National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children is the UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection

National Youth Advocacy Service
Information and advocacy service for children and young people up to 24 years.

Info for Professionals working with Children

Women’s Aid Expect Respect Education Toolkit
Consists of easy to use ‘Core’ lessons for each year group from reception to year 13 and is based on themes that have been found to be effective in tackling domestic abuse

Leeds Animation
Specialists in animated films for adults and children on social issues including domestic violence, bullying, grief and gender inequality

Migrant Children’s Project (MCP)

Aims to ensure that migrant, asylum-seeking and refugee children in the UK are able to obtain the services, support and assistance to which they are legally entitled. The advice line provides advice to frontline professionals, carers, advocates and young people

 

Disability

Specific to domestic abuse

Beverley Lewis House
A unique place to live for women with learning disabilities who have suffered from abuse or who are at risk of abuse.

Respond
Challenging vulnerability and sexual abuse in the lives of people with learning disabilities

Citizen’s Advice
Videos on domestic abuse in British Sign Language

General

British Council of Disabled People
Promote full equality and participation of disabled people in UK society

Disability Rights UK
Disabled people leading change, working to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.

Special Needs Family Fun Special needs resources to enhance the fun and quality of family life for families with disabilities

Being the Boss Website addresses the lack of peer support available to disabled people who employ our own Personal Assistants (PAs)

 

Families and parenting

General

The Child Law Advice Line (CLAL)
freephone advice line for parents, carers, children and young people on a wide range of legal issues

Family Rights Group
Confidential advice to families whose children are involved with Social Services

Adfam
Charity supporting for families affected by drugs and alcohol

Home-Start
A national network of groups offering emotional and practical support by trained volunteers to families with at least one child under the age of five years.

Parentline Plus
charity supporting parents under stress and refers to sources of local support

Special Needs Family Fun
Special needs resources for families with disabilities

Keep Your Kids Safe
Info for parents on how to protect their kids online

ERIC, the children’s continence charity
Bedwetting advice for professionals, parents, children and teenagers

AADFA
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses.

Lone Parenting

Gingerbread
Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children

One Space
An organisation working to improve the lives of one parent families in the UK and Europe. Find advice and information on all aspects of parenting alone, a lively online community supported by experienced single parenting specialists; low cost or free events for you and your family, plus online learning courses, including Assertiveness, Ways into Work and much more!

Single Parents UK
Advice and first-hand experience to help parents manage and enjoy life as a single parent.

Support for mums
Mumsnet
A website where parents and parents-to-be can share their know-how, with the aim of making parents’ lives easier by pooling knowledge, experience and support.

MAMA
Meet a Mum Association provide friendship and support to mothers and mothers-to-be

Match Mothers
Mothers Away From Their Children

Netmums
Local network for mums with a wealth of information on being a mum or dad in your home town.

Horsesmouth
Mentoring site where users can give and receive confidential advice.

Abduction
Reunite
Advice and support for parents whose children have been abducted, or if they fear abduction by a former partner.