There are some other organisations that may also be able to help you in your parenting.


DaddiLife provides articles, media and a supportive community for dads. Its content ranges from practical family guides to in-depth pieces about the physical, mental and sociological issues faced by dads.

Dad Info Provides engaging, helpful, practical and entertaining resources and content to support dads. Home to an active community of dads through its forum.

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life.

National Childbirth Trust (NCT) supports parents to give them the best possible experience of pregnancy, birth and early parenthood, including a national programme of local antenatal courses.

Mumsnet gives information and advice for parents, including news articles, product reviews, competitions and active discussion forums. Also includes useful information on pregnancy and birth.

Single parenting

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.

Only Dads give advice and support for single dads.

Only Mums give advice and support for single mums.

Click here for links to other organisations providing help for single parents.

Additional needs parenting

Action for Children support parents with disabled children.

SCOPE have support groups for parents.

KIDS gives disabled children a brighter future.

The National Deaf Children’s Society supporting deaf children

National Autistic Society provides family support.

Family Fund helps disabled children.

Mencap supports adults and children with learning disabilities.

Sibs for the brothers and sisters of disabled children and adults.

NHS provides care for children with complex needs.

The Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information Advice and Support Service

GOV.UK has a SEND guide for parents and carers.

Click here for links to other organisations providing help for parents of children with additional needs.

Adoption and fostering

Home for Good seeks to build a culture in local churches throughout the UK where adopting and fostering are a significant part of their life and ministry, and where churches are equipped to recruit and support foster carers and adoptive families in their congregations.

First 4 Adoption is the dedicated information service for people interested in adopting a child. The website and helpline explain the application process and provide links to adoption agencies across England.

Adoption UK is a charity providing support, community and advocacy for all those whose lives involve adoption.

CoramBAAF provides information, resources, training for professionals but also for those looking after children in or from care.

The Fostering Network has a membership scheme and provides a helpline for legal issues, a stress support helpline; a forum; resources and publications.

Foster Talk provides training, resources, legal insurance, helplines, counselling and support via a membership scheme.

PAC provides specialist therapy, advice, support, counselling and training for all those affected by adoption and permanency.

Blended families

Happy Steps provide research, resources and support for those parenting within stepfamilies.

Family Lives provide a range of articles on various issues faced by blended families.


Gransnet provides information and support for grandmothers.

Age UK provide some top tips for grandparents.

Grandparents Apart UK help grandparents keep in touch with their grandchildren following the divorce or separation of the children’s parents.

Kinship support kinship carers – people who step up to raise children when their parents can’t.

Mental health

The Association for Postnatal Illness (APNI) is a network of phone and email volunteers, who have had – and recovered from – postnatal illness, offering support to postnatally depressed women and their families.

Young Minds provide young people with tools to look after their mental health and help adults support the young people in their lives.

The Mental Health Foundation gives advice on how you can look after your own mental health and how to support someone you know who is experiencing mental ill health.

MIND provides information, advice and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) works to prevent suicide, providing support to anyone who needs it via a helpline and webchat service.

This information is supplied in good faith, but Care for the Family cannot accept responsibility for any advice or recommendations made by other organisations or resources.

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