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Useful Links

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Other resources from The Children's Society

The Good Childhood® Inquiry

More information about the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood,

Parental drug and alcohol misuse

Advice and support for children, young people and families affected by parental drug or alcohol misuse, and the people working with them.

Young carers initiative

The site for young carers, their families and those who work to support them across the UK.


Further useful resources

Advisory Centre for Education

Information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school age children.
General advice line: 0808 800 5793, Mon - Fri, 2 - 5pm
Exclusion information line: 020 7704 9822

Bullying UK

Help and advice about bullying.

Carers UK

Support for adults and young people who have caring responsibilities.
0808 808 7777

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service

Information and links for professionals from health, local authority and the voluntary sector.


Free helpline for children and young people in the UK.
0800 1111

Contact a Family

Information and support for parents of children with special needs and disabilities.


Professional support plus expert articles and information.

Cry - Sis

Helpline for parents with crying and sleepless children.
08451 228669

Disabled parents network

National organisation for disabled people who are parents or hope to become parents.
0870 241 0450


Help for children who are being bullied.
0207 730 3300

Refugee Council

The largest organisation in the UK working with asylum seekers and refugees.


Help prevent and tackle homophobic bullying.


Advice on making friends and dealing with shyness.

Nutritionist Resource

Information and advice about nutrition.

The Northern Centre for Mindfulness and Compassion

Mindfulness based workshops and courses for teachers and students as a means of reducing stress, promoting well-being and improving learning, social relationships and academic performance.          01904  634 710.

Online safety                                                  

Information and resources for teachers, children, parents and carers.



Your local children's services

To get in touch with children's services contact your local council and ask for the relevant department.