Resources

Support

  • Advice Now Advicenow is an independent, not-for-profit website, run by the charity Law for Life. It provides accurate information on rights and the law, including Family Law, housing and benefits.
  • Cafcass Cafcass represents children in family court cases and makes sure that the decisions made about them are in their best interests.
    Phone: 0300 456 4000
  • Child Support Agency Helpline For information about child support.
    Phone: 0345 713 3133 telephone lines are open 09.30 – 17.30
  • Family Lives For parents and the whole family.
    Phone: 0808 800 2222
  • Families Need Fathers FNF believe that children have a right to a continuing loving relationship with both parents.
    Phone: 0300 0300 363
  • Grandparents Plus For all grandparents, especially those who have lost or are losing contact with their grandchildren due to divorce or other problems.
    Phone: 0300 033 7015
  • M.A.L.E. Emotional support for male victims of domestic abuse.
    Phone: 0808 801 0327
  • National Family Mediation Family Mediation Service which offers help to couples, who are in the process of separation or divorce.
    Phone: 0300 4000 636
  • Relate For counselling and other services across the UK.
    Phone: 0300 100 1234
  • Resolution Family Lawyers committed to the constructive resolution of family disputes.
    Phone: 01689 820 272
  • Respect Information for men who are abusive to their partners, and also those who are victims of domestic abuse.
    Advice line for perpetrators: 0808 802 4040
    Advice line for victims: 0808 801 0327
  • Rights of Women Informs, educates and empowers women about their legal rights.
    Family law helpline: 020 7251 6577
    Criminal law (sexual violence) helpline: 020 7251 8887
  • Samaritans 24-hour confidential emotional support for anyone in a crisis.
    Phone: 116 123
  • Shelter For housing problems.
    Free 24-hour housing helpline Phone: 0808 800 4444
  • The Parent Connection Hosts the programmes introduced during the SPIP, Getting it Right for children (which helps to demonstrate and develop the communication skills that co parents need) and Splitting Up? Putting Kids First (an online parenting plan, with skills help).
  • Women’s Aid Support for women who are victims of domestic abuse.
    Freephone: 0808 2000 247
  • Childline
    General help for children Tel 0800 1111
  • Cafcass factsheets and leaflets to help children.The ‘My Family’s Changing’ leaflets are designed to offer help and support to children whose parents are divorcing or separating. They include ideas from other children who have been through similar experiences, games, spaces for children to write down and explore their feelings and details of organisations that can offer further help.
  • Counselling Directory This site has a directory of counsellors, some of which concentrate on children and help for young people
  • Disrespect Nobody Government campaign to prevent young people, both boys and girls aged 12 to 18 years old, from becoming perpetrators and victims of abusive relationships
  • Kidscape  Helpline for parents and people concerned about bullying to prevent bullying and child abuse.
    Parents antibullying helpline 0845 1205 204.
    Children should ring Childline on 0800 1111
  • National Youth Advocacy Service  Information, advice, advocacy and legal representation to children and young people aged 0-25 through a network of over 150 advocates. Could facilitate mediation between young people and parents on contact.
    Young peoples helpline 0808 808 1001
  • Supportline
    Confidential emotional support for children, young adults and adults.
    Helpline tel 01708765200
  • Voice
    Works and campaigns for children and young people in the care system.
    Tel 0808 800 5792
  • Voice In The Middle for young people when parents divorce

 

 

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