Family Support - National Information
Aberlour Child Care Trust
Works in Scotland, with and for, children, young people and families who need additional support, to promote their development and wellbeing. Provide advice and support for parents.
Contact: 01786 450335
Action for Children
Supports some of the UK’s most vulnerable and excluded children, and works in partnership to develop services in response to the needs of local children, young people and their families.
Contact: 0300 1232112
Works with the most vulnerable children and young people, helping them transform their lives and fulfill their potential.
Contact: 0131 4467000
Works to give every child in Scotland a safe and secure childhood by supporting families under stress, protecting children from harm and neglect, helping children recover from abuse and promoting children’s rights and interests.
Contact: 0131 4462300
An organisation of bereaved parents and their families offering understanding, support and encouragement to others after the death of a child or children. They can also put you in touch with your nearest local contact and provide you with information about services.
Contact: 0845 1232304
Offers support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding babies.
Contact: 0845 1228669
Families Need Fathers
Provides support to divorced and separated parents, irrespective of gender and marital status, on shared parenting issues arising from family breakdown. The primary concern is to maintain the child’s relationship with both parents.
General Enquiries 0131 5572440
Helpline 0300 0300363
Promotes emotional literacy, nurturing and relationship skills in families, schools and communities. Family Links’ aim is to help everyone - children and adults alike – get the best out of family life.
Contact: 01865 401800
Established specifically to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse and is committed to keeping children safe from abuse. The helpline is for the use of parents, guardians or concerned relatives and friends of bullied children.
Helpline 020 7823 5430
General Enquiries 020 7730 3300
A national charity that works for, and with, parents to offer help and support through an innovative range of free, flexible, responsive services – shaped by parents for parents.
Contact: 0808 8002222
One Parent Families Scotland
A national voluntary organisation working on behalf of lone parents and their families.
Contact: freephone 0808 8010323
Parent Network Scotland
Works through a network of parent facilitators in the belief that the best people to help parents are other parents. The network also provides information and other resources to parents and professionals.
Contact: 0141 353 5604
Parenting Across Scotland
A partnership of voluntary organisations which use their experience of working with thousands of parents to find ways of supporting parents and families better.
Contact: 0131 3138816
Offers information, counselling and support to anyone who has adopted, has been adopted or is interested in adoption.
Contact: 0131 5535060
Scottish Cot Death Trust
Supports families affected by cot death and provides education on the topic for both the public and health care professionals.
Contact: 0141 3573946
Provides relationship counselling and early intervention to people of all ages and stages in their relationship. Services are for the whole community without exception. Also offers specialist relationship services for young people and young parents. Provides support and information for all members of stepfamilies and those who work with them. Helpline operates to supply information, advice and support throughout Scotland.
Contact: 0808 8022088
Steppings Stones for Families
Provides support, opportunity and a voice for families and young people living in disadvantaged communities.
Contact: 0141 8496333
Twins and Multiple Births Association
Provides information and mutual support networks for families of twins, triplets and more. Operates a Freephone helpline, Twinline, a national, confidential, support, listening and information service for parents and for the professionals involved in their care.
Contact: freephone 0800 1380509
National Childbirth Trust
NCT is here to support parents, giving them accurate, impartial information so that they can decide what’s best for their family. We will introduce them to a network of local parents to gain practical and emotional support.
Contact: 0300 3300700