Salvation Army The Social Services section of the Salvation Army runs community homes for children looked after by local authorities in South London, Liverpool and Southport. These units also offer respite care at weekends and during school holidays. The SA also run family centres in Belfast, Dublin, Portsmouth, Birmingham, Nottingham, Leeds and Greenock providing temporary accommodation and practical support to families with young children.
Reunite International Reunite International Child Abduction Centre. Advice line.
Relate - the relationship people Relate Relate is the largest relationship counselling organisation in the UK.
Parents' Aid - Home Essex group offering support to families undergoing a child protection investigation (aiming to keep families together). Support offered can include home visits, advocacy at meetings with professionals, counselling and befriending. See related site for the Southern Essex Branch at http://website.lineone.net/~parents_aid/ which has good links.
Family Lives Parenting & Family Support Charity UK registered charity offering support to anyone parenting a child. The charity runs a freephone helpline, courses for parents etc. Incorporates Parenting UK for professionals working with families.
Early Learning and Childcare - National Organisations and Publications Services for Young Children (SfYC) to support parents, carers, families; and everyone working in childcare and early years education.
National Council for One Parent Families National Council For One Parent Families UK charity producing booklets and factsheets which can be ordered online and with links to other sources of information for single parents.
NACSA - Child Support Advice - CSA help National Association for Child Support Action Anti-CSA site
Home-Start UK | A leading family support charity Home Start Home Start volunteers supports families by visiting their homes and providing emotional and practical support.
Good enough parenting for all children - a strategy for a healthier society -- HOGHUGHI and SPEIGHT 78 (4): 293 -- Archives of Disease in Childhood Good Enough Parenting Interesting article about the concept of good enough parenting and the impact of inadequate parenting from the Archive of Diseases in Childhood.
Father Hudson's Society Home Page. Adult Care, Community Projects, Family Placements and General Information Father Hudson`s Society Birmingham based Catholic social care agency running a number of community projects to help support vulnerable families.
Family Rights Group Family Rights Group A UK charity aimed at providing advice and support for children and families involved with social services.
Family Friends in Windsor and Maidenhead Family Friends Service based in Windsor & Maidenhead aiming to help families with young children by preventing short-term emotional and practical difficulties from becoming serious problems. Volunteers can provide a listening ear or more practical help. Self-referrals are accepted.
Family and Childcare Trust | Home UK national charity working to support parents and families through research and campaigning in relation to childcare.
Disability Challengers Disability Challengers is a registered charity, providing play and leisure opportunities for children and young people with any special need including a physical, learning or sensory impairment but mainly available for those in the Guildford area. There is a useful links page to other disability / special needs sites.
Contact a family UK charity aiming to support parents of children with disabilities. The website includes a directory of online and other resources on disability, holidays, benefits etc, factsheets and a searchable index of specific conditions.