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General parenting

BBC Online - Parenting
Advice on parenting, preparing for parenthood throughout pregnancy, illnesses, baby's needs and parents needs.

Bullying UK
Help, advice and information on bullying for parents and children.

Child Accident Prevention Trust
Has a detailed section on their website for parents to help reduce the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Community Legal Service Direct
A free government-funded confidential advice service providing help and advice on a range of common legal problems.

Family Lives
Provides support for parents under stress. Visit this website or phone 0808 800 222.

Fatherhood Institute
The Fatherhood Institute are the national information centre on fatherhood. They provide news, training information, policy updates, research summaries and guides for supporting fathers.

HomeDadOnline discussion and advice forum for home-based fathers.

Nanny Share
Nanny Share aims to provide a service for parents seeking affordable and flexible childcare.

NCH Action for Children
Runs over 460 projects throughout the UK which include family centres, abuse, disability and homelessness projects.

Netmums is a local network for mums by mums with a wealth of information and advice on being a mum with young children in your home town.

A community of online parents. Their philosophy is "to make parents' lives easier by pooling knowledge, experience and support".

Parents’ Advice Centre
Parents’ Advice Centre (PAC) provides a telephone helpline and face-to-face support and guidance service for families on lots of issues. 

Parent Centre
Information and support for parents on how to help with your child's learning, including advice on choosing a school and finding childcare.

Parenting UK
Promotes and maintains a high profile for parenting education and support, promoting growth in knowledge, skills, understanding and personal development of parents.

Share my School
Free non-profit support network for primary school parents, offering an educated space online for their child's school where they can post messages for help, advice and support and receive private replies from other parents or the school itself.

Talk To Your Baby
Talk To Your Baby is a campaign run by the National Literacy Trust to encourage parents and carers to talk more to children from birth to three.

What about the children?
Promotes parental responsibility with particular emphasis on the emotional needs of children under three, through research and campaigns.

24-hour support

Samaritans provides confidential non-judgemental emotional support, 24 hours-a-day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which could lead to suicide.

Adoption & fostering

British Association for Adoption & Fostering
The British Association for Adoption & Fostering is the leading UK charity working for children separated from their birth families.

Post Adoption Centre
The Post Adoption Centre provides advice, support and information for anyone involved in adoption. They offer a telephone advice line and a contact and mediation service.

Forces families

ABF The Soldiers Charity
Provides support to serving soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of in need.


Saying Goodbye
Saying Goodbye is the first National set of remembrance services, for couples and families, who want to formally say goodbye to children they have lost.