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Useful Websites

Essential Directories for Parents in Lancashire:

FIND. For parents with children with disabilities, directory of services:

Parentline 0808 800 2222 This helpline is available free of charge 24 hours a day.

West Lancashire Children and Family Wellbeing Service:

Information for parents - a wide range of government information and services including regarding education, health and home and community. - a website offering support to anyone parenting a child. It includes an e-mail support service, and downloadable information materials for parents. The Parentline Plus helpline is available free of charge 24 hours a day, on 0808 800 2222. - Home-Start UK - offers support, friendship and practical help to parents with children under 5 who are experiencing difficulties. A free helpline is available on 28000 68 63 68 - an interactive website giving confidential advice and support to drug users and their families - a free helpline is available on 0800 77 66 00. - The advisory Centre for Education is a charity offering information about state education in England and Wales for parents of school age children. A free general advice line is available on 0808 800 5796 (Monday to Friday 2-5pm.) A free exclusions information line is available on 020 7704 9822. - for information on bringing children up. - a national centre of expertise working to provide accessible and reliable support for families and parents. 

National organisations with expertise in supporting parents - the National Family and Parenting Institute is a charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the wellbeing of families and to make society more family friendly. - Parenting UK is the national umbrella body for people who work with parents. It developed the National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents. - a charity which offers a wide range of education and support for schools, families and communities, including the Active Dads and It's a Man Thing programmes. - Positive Parenting is a charity with offer parenting training and support - Relate is a charity with offers relationship support, including parent-child relationships. - Barnado's is a children's charity with offers relationship support, including parent-child relationships. - Coram Family is a children's charity that aims to develop and promote best practice in the care of vulnerable children and their families. - The trust for the Study of Adolescence is committed to improving the lives of young people and families. One Plus One works to strengthen couple and family relationships. - The NCH service supports some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children, young people and families. - School-Home Support is a charity which provides practical and emotional help for disadvantaged children, young people and families.