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National Helplines

General support for parents and families

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Family Lives -


Helpline: 08451 228699


A telephone helpline to support parents who have babies and young children who cry excessively and have sleep problems.

Parentline Plus

Helpline: 0808 800 2222

Textphone: 0800 783 6783


A national charity offering help and information for parents, carers and families via a range of services including a free 24-hour confidential helpline, workshops, courses, information leaflets, email and website.

National Domestic Violence Helpline


England 0808 2000 247

Dad Info

Gives advice for parents from a dad’s perspective, including articles and ‘dad guides’ on pregnancy, birth and financial issues.

Family and Childcare Trust

An independent charity that exists to make the UK a better place for families and children. They work with charities, businesses and public services to offer practical help to families.

Gingerbread provides expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents.

Single Parent Action Network is a uniquely diverse organisation empowering one parent families throughout the UK.