A well respected, award winning social enterprise
Volunteer run - Government and charity funded
We help 50,000 people a year through divorce
Family Lives was formed over forty years ago by volunteers, with the aim of ensuring that all parents had somewhere to turn before they reached crisis point. We know that the right support at the right time makes all the difference. Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. The issues we support families with include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.
We believe in building solid foundations and spotting problems early. Parenting classes, early years education, and advice on emotional wellbeing are just as important as breaks for young carers and extra help for disabled children.We work on the ground, in communities, through 503 local services across the UK, in schools and online.herever you find us, we’re doing what’s right for children.We help more than 368,648 children, young people and their families in the UK every year. But we can still do more. See the difference you can make to children’s lives.
We make sure parents who live apart from their children contribute financially to their upkeep by paying child maintenance.
CAFCASS was set up on 1st April 2001 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Court Services Act which brought together the family court services previously provided by the Family Court Welfare Service, the Guardian ad Litem Service and the Children’s Division of the Official Solicitor’s Office.
We operate the only telephone advice line in the UK offering practical, impartial advice, information and support to parents, family members and guardians who are involved in cases of international parental child abduction – including those who have had their child abducted, or who may have abducted their child.
Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through.
You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you.
The NSPCC run services for children, young people and their families throughout the UK. Children can contact them directly rather than be referred through another agency. This helpline never closes, day or night, someone is there to speak to you. Calls are free except from a mobile and you are never turned away.