News and information about adoption and fostering in the UK, including child profiles, book reviews, adoption diaries and step-by-step guides to the adoption procedure.


45 Folgate Street

London E1 6GL

Tel. 020 7650 3200

Helpline 0800 1111

Free 24-hour confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK. Trained volunteer counsellors give comfort, advise and protect. Publications for parents, carers and young people include family, bereavement, bullying and racism, crisis point and child abuse.

Childline Cymru/Wales

9th Floor

Alexandra House

Alexandra Road

Swansea SA1 5ED

Tel. 0870 336 2935

Provides a bilingual service.

ChildLine Northern Ireland

1st Floor Queens House

14 Queen Street

Belfast BT1 6ED

Tel. 0870 336 2946

Childline Scotland

18 Albion Street

Glasgow G1 1LH

Tel. 0870 336 2910

Institute of Family Therapy

24-32 Stephenson Way

London NW1 2HX

Tel. 020 7391 9150


Clinical services for families and couples facing wide range of relationship difficulties. The new Centre for Child Focused Practice is a service for children, young people and their families facing a variety of difficulties.

Parentline Plus

Tel. 020 7284 5600 - central office

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

email helpline service on website is secure and confidential

Registered charity supporting anyone parenting a child. Parents Together groups for England and Wales available by telephone (free of charge).

ParentLine Scotland

Children 1st

83 Whitehouse Loan

Edinburgh EH9 1AT

Tel. 0131 446 2300

Helpline 0808 800 2222

email on website

Supports families under stress.

Parents' Advice Centre

Franklin House

12 Brunswick Street

Belfast BT2 7GE

Tel. 01232 238800

24 hour helpline offers listening, support, guidance and counselling relating to any family problem.


Tel. 08457 90 90 90


Administrative contact:

The Upper Mill

Kingston Road


Surrey KT17 2AF

Tel. 020 8394 8300


Telephone helpline available 24 hours. 203 local branches throughout the UK.

Stepfamily Scotland

5 Coates Place

Edinburgh EH3 7AA

Tel. 0131 225 8005

Helpline 0845 122 8655


Confidential helpline provides support and information for any member of the family.

Young Minds

48-50 St John Street

London EC1M 4DG

Tel. 020 7336 8445


Information and advice for anyone concerned about the mental health of children and young people. Produces leaflets on range of topics to help young people understand when they feel troubled and where to find help.

Young Minds Parents' Information Service

101-8 Clerkenwell Road

London EC1M 5SA

Tel. 0800 018 2138

Free and confidential service to hear parents' concerns and help them find a way forward.

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