Useful Links

The Handover Book

A unique and simple communication book for separated families. 

Call 07795 950009 for details or order your copy at:


Child Line

This website covers a range of topics to help children, including divorce and separation, self harm and bullying.

Free helpline for children 0800 1111


Voices in the middle

A voice for children when their families split up


Action for Children

Supporting vulnerable and neglected children and young people throughout the UK and have been doing so for 145 years.


Josie Ballenden

Child and Adolescent Counsellor. Working with children aged 4 upward and young people

07922 876 633


Domestic Violence helplines and web sites. For women:

National 24 hour helpline which provides advice and support for women experiencing domestic abuse.

Tel: 0808 2000 247


Domestic Violence helplines and web sites. For men:

National helpline and website for men experiencing domestic violence from women.

Tel: 0808 801 0327



Deals with all parenting issues; helpline; some local groups and extensive website.

Tel: 0808 800 2222



The support organisation for over 2.5 million lone parents and their children throughput England and Wales.

Tel: 0808 802 0925


Grandparents Association

Offers support and advice to grandparents particularly those who are having problems seeing their grandchildren


Only Dads – Only Mums sites

Resources for lone parents with expert advice, blogs etc.


Child Contact Centres

The National Association of Child Contact Centres provides details of Contact centres throughout the UK. These are places where children of separated families can spend time with one or both parents and sometimes other family members.

Tel: 0845 4500 280


Child Maintenance Options

National agency which provides a lot of useful information on child maintenance, including an on-line calculation, and about divorce and separation more generally.

Tel: 0800 988 0988  


Advice Now

An organisation that provides clear, step-by-step, user-friendly practical guides to help you manage life’s legal problems.


Young Minds

A leading UK charity committed to improving the wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.

Tel: 0800 802 5544


MATCH – mothers apart from their children
A much needed organisation dedicated to offering non-judgmental emotional support to mothers who are apart from their child for one or many complex reasons.


Advice guide CAB

Online help from the Citizens Advice Bureau on welfare benefits, debt and housing rights.


Broken Rainbow

For lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people experiencing domestic abuse.

0300 999 5428



Cafcass represents children in family court caes and makes sure that the decisions made about them are in their best interests.

0300 456 4000


Family Mediation Council

Find your local mediator


National Child Protection Helpline (NSPCC)

Free confidential service for anyone concerned about children at risk.

0808 800 5000



For housing problems. Free 24-hour housing helpline.

0808 800 4444


UK Addiction Treatment Centres

Helping families and individuals suffering with addictive disorders to achieve a goal of life-long recovery.
0808 278 8910 / 0203 553 1709


Child Contact Centre – Salisbury

01722 326822 or 07950 493679 Working Hours are: Monday 9-4pm & Wednesdays 9-4pm