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.
Until women and children are safe
Alcohol and drugs
Addaction support adults, children, young adults and older people with drug, alcohol or mental health problems.
Al-Anon provides support to anyone affected by someone else’s drinking
National agency on alcohol misuse
The UK’s leading independent centre of expertise on drugs
Information on drugs and alcohol education for youth
Information, support and counselling for drug users and their families
National Association for Children of Alcoholics
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 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.
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:firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jewish Women’s Aid
Provides refuge and/or support to Jewish women and their children affected by domestic abuse.
Muslim Community Helpline
Telephone counselling service for Muslim men and women
Nour Domestic Violence
Provides Islamic support and advice and raises awareness
Latin American Women’s Aid
Provides nationally available services and the only refuge for Latin American women in the UK
Services for refugees and asylum seekers; including children’s services, integration services and information on voluntary returns.
Domestic abuse specific
Website created by Women’s Aid giving support to children and young people affected by domestic abuse
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
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
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
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.
Challenging vulnerability and sexual abuse in the lives of people with learning disabilities
Videos on domestic abuse in British Sign Language
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
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
Charity supporting for families affected by drugs and alcohol
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.
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
Advocacy After Fatal Domestic Abuse. Charity offering help to families after fatal domestic abuse (homicide or suicide) and near misses.
Promotes the welfare of lone parents and their children
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
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.
Meet a Mum Association provide friendship and support to mothers and mothers-to-be
Mothers Away From Their Children
Local network for mums with a wealth of information on being a mum or dad in your home town.
Mentoring site where users can give and receive confidential advice.
Advice and support for parents whose children have been abducted, or if they fear abduction by a former partner.