Services and agencies for children and young people

A free helpline for children and young people in the UK
Tel: 0800 1111

A free confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk from harm, offering counselling, information and advice. The service can also connect vulnerable young people, particularly runaways to services that can help.
Tel: 0808 800 5000

The Hideout
Women's Aid have created this space to help children and young people to understand domestic abuse, and how to take positive action if it's happening to you.

Family Action
Supporting disadvantaged and socially isolated families with a wide range of services and solutions.
Tel: 020 7254 6251

Young Minds
Young Minds aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people and to empower their parents and carers.
Tel: 0808 802 5544

Family Lives
Family Lives is a national charity that works for, and with, parents. Providing confidential advice and other support services.
Tel: 0808 800 2222

Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline
Gingerbread provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up, to going back to work or sorting out maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues.
Tel: 0808 802 0925

Home-Start UK
Home-Start volunteers help families with young children deal with the challenges they face. There is a network of local offices across the UK who can provide support and guidance.

Parenting UK
On-line advice and tips sections for all matters relating to parenting and bringing up children.

Grandparents Plus
Formerly the Grandparents' Association, Grandparents Plus is the only national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to grandparents and their role in the care and development of their grandchildren.
Tel: 0300 123 7015

SAFE! Project
This project supports young people who have been harmed by crime, helping them to recover their confidence and sense of safety.
Tel: 0800 133 7938