If you or someone you know is affected by the issues raised in Baby P: The whole story?, there is help available. Below is a list of organisations you can contact with any concerns.
Contacts - Reporting abuse:
Crimestoppers is an independent charity working to fight crime. You can contact them anonymously 24-hours a day by calling 0800 555 111.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children aims to prevent child abuse and neglect in all forms. It operates a free 24 hour National Child Protection Helpline. The primary function of the helpline is to enable people to report cases of abuse or neglect. This confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk offers counseling, information and advice and can be contacted on freephone number 0808 800 5000.
The NSPCC also runs a textphone service for people who are deaf or whose hearing is impaired on 0800 056 0566.
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Contacts - Care/Separation:
The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service looks after the interests of children involved in family proceedings. They work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what they consider to be in the best interests of individual children. Cafcass operates in England and the website holds details of who to contact for advice and support.
Family Rights Group:
The Family Rights Group provide confidential telephone advice and support for parents and other family members of families whose children are involved with, or require, social care services. The freephone line operates Monday to Friday 10am-3.30pm and can be called on 0800 731 1696.
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One Parent Families Gingerbread:
The Lone Parent Helpline offers advice on benefits, childcare, C.S.A, contact, divorce, employment, housing, maternity rights and lone parenthood. Their advisors are available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Wednesdays from 9am to 8pm on freephone 0800 018 5026.
In Scotland the Lone Parent Helpline is run in partnership with One Parent Families Scotland and
You can call their freephone number 0808 801 0323.
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This provides information on Scotland's distinctive system of care and justice for its children and young people.
Parentline Plus works with adults, children and young people providing information and emotional support to families and a 24-hour helpline to talk about any worries or problems. You can call them on 0808 800 2222.
Parentline Plus also runs a textphone service for people who are deaf or whose hearing is impaired on 0800 783 6783.
Contacts - Family Mediation:
National Family Mediation:
NFM is a network of local not-for-profit Family Mediation Services which offers help to couples, married or unmarried, who are in the process of separation and divorce. You can call them on 01392 271610 for the contact details of the nearest NFM service in your area.
Relate offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support face-to-face, by phone and through their website. Telephone counselling sessions can be by yourself or with you and your partner, even if your partner is at a different location. There is a charge for this service. Call 0300 100 1234 to book a counselling by phone appointment.
National Association of Child Contact Centres:
The NACCC provide neutral meeting places where children of separated parents can enjoy contact with both parents. You can call them Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm on 0845 450 0280.
Families Need Fathers:
Families Need Fathers provides advice on children's issues for separated and divorced parents, including unmarried parents, of either sex. The organisation is principally concerned with the problems of maintaining a child's relationship with both parents during and after family breakdown. It is a registered charity with a national network of voluntary contacts. You can call their helpline on 0870 760 7496 from Monday to Friday 6pm-10pm.
Divorce UK is an online source of legal information on divorce or separation, child contact, civil partnership issues and cohabitation disputes.
Contacts - Fostering/Adoption:
The Fostering Network:
The Fostering Network is the UK's leading charity for everyone involved in fostering with a membership of foster carers, independent fostering providers, most local authorities/health and social services trusts in the UK. Fostering Network works to improve the lives of children in foster care and acts as the first port of call for anyone needing reliable, up-to-date information or advice on fostering in the UK. Call the freephone Foster Line on 0800 040 7675 which operates Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm and Wednesday 9am to 8pm.
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Adoption UK is a national self-help group run by and for adoptive parents and foster carers, offering support before, during and after adoption. You can call them on 0844 848 7900, Monday to Friday 10am to 4pm.
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Children Who Wait:
Children who wait is run by Adoption UK, and uses a monthly newsletter and a website to list details of children currently awaiting new families.
Contacts - Bereavement:
Child Death Helpline:
The Child Death Helpline is a registered charity with national cover. They aim to offer support via a telephone helpline to anyone affected by the death of a child. They offer a listening and befriending service including one to ones. The Helpline is staffed by bereaved parent volunteers supported by a professional team. The helpline operates Monday to Friday 10am to 1pm and every evening from 7pm to 10pm on 0800 282 986.
Child Bereavement Charity:
The Child Bereavement Charity is the UK's leading charity that supports families and educates professionals both when a child dies and when a child is bereaved. Every year it trains circa 5000 professionals across health care, social care, education and the emergency services. It also provides a support and information service, award-winning resources, online forums and Buckinghamshire-based support groups. The National Confidential Support and Information Line can be called on 01494 446648.
Winston's Wish is a childhood bereavement charity and the largest provider of services to bereaved children, young people and their families. They offer practical support and guidance to families, professionals and anyone concerned about a grieving child. The helpline operates Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm and can be contacted on 0845 20 30 405.
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