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Support for Parents

Support for parents and carers

National organisations with expertise in supporting parents and carers:

The National Family and Parenting Institute is a charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the wellbeing of families and to make society more family friendly.

Parenting UK is the national umbrella body for people who work with parents. It developed the National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents.

Continyou A charity which offers a wide range of education and support for Academies, families and communities, including the Active Dads and It’s a Man Thing programmes.

Positive Parenting is a charity which offers parenting training and support.

Relate is a charity which offers relationship support, including parent-child relationships.

Barnardo’s is a children’s charity which offers relationship support, including parent-child relationships.

Coram Family is a children’s charity that aims to develop and promote best practice in the care of vulnerable children and their families.

The Trust for the Study of Adolescence is committed to improving the lives of young people and families.

One Plus One works to strengthen couple and family relationships.

The NCH service supports some of the UK’s most vulnerable and excluded children, young people and families.

DirectGov: A website giving a wide range of government information and services regarding education, health and home and community.

Family Lives: A website offering support to anyone parenting a child. It includes an email support service and downloadable information materials for parents.  The Parentline Plus helpline is available free of charge 24 hours a day on 0808 800 2222.

Frank: An interactive website giving confidential advice and support to drug users and their families – a free helpline is available on 0800 776600.

The Advisory Centre for Education is a charity offering information about state education in England and Wales for parents of Academy age children. A free general advice line is available on 0808 800 5793 (Monday to Friday 10am to 5pm). A free exclusions information line is available on 020 7704 9822.