Useful Links

The Handover Book

A unique and simple communication book for separated families. 

Call 07795 950009 or 07769 261452 for details

www.thehandoverbook.co.uk

 


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

www.childline.org.uk

 


Voices in the middle

A voice for children when their families split up 

www.voicesinthemiddle.org.uk


Action for Children

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

www.actionforchildren.org.uk


Advice guide CAB

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

www.adviceguide.org.uk


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

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk


Domestic Violence helplines and web sites. For men:

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

Tel: 0808 801 0327

www.mensadviceline.org.uk


ParentlinePlus

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

Tel: 0808 800 2222

www.parentlineplus.org.uk


Gingerbread

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

Tel: 0808 802 0925

www.gingerbread.org.uk


Grandparents Association

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

www.grandparents-association.org.uk


Only Dads – Only Mums sites

Resources for lone parents with expert advice, blogs etc.

www.onlydads.org

www.onlymums.org


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

www.naccc.org.uk


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

www.cmoptions.org  

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Advice Now

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

www.advicenow.org.uk

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Young Minds

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

Tel: 0800 802 5544

www.youngminds.org.uk

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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.

www.matchmothers.org