Essential Directories for Parents in Lancashire:
FIND. For parents with children with disabilities, directory of services: find.lancashire.gov.uk
Parentline 0808 800 2222 This helpline is available free of charge 24 hours a day.
Information for parents
www.gov.uk - a wide range of government information and services including regarding education, health and home and community.
www.familylives.org.uk - 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.
www.homestart.org.uk - 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
www.talktofrank.com - an interactive website giving confidential advice and support to drug users and their families - a free helpline is available on 0800 77 66 00.
www.ace-ed.org.uk - 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.
www.raisingkids.co.uk - for information on bringing children up.
www.nfpi.org - a national centre of expertise working to provide accessible and reliable support for families and parents.
National organisations with expertise in supporting parents
www.nfpi.org - 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.
www.parenting-forum.org.uk - Parenting UK is the national umbrella body for people who work with parents. It developed the National Occupational Standards for Work with Parents.
www.continyou.org.uk - 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.
www.parenting.org.uk - Positive Parenting is a charity with offer parenting training and support
www.relate.org.uk - Relate is a charity with offers relationship support, including parent-child relationships.
www.barnardos.org.uk - Barnado's is a children's charity with offers relationship support, including parent-child relationships.
www.coram.org.uk - Coram Family is a children's charity that aims to develop and promote best practice in the care of vulnerable children and their families.
www.tsa.uk.com - The trust for the Study of Adolescence is committed to improving the lives of young people and families.
www.oneplusone.org.uk. One Plus One works to strengthen couple and family relationships.
www.nch.org.uk - The NCH service supports some of the UK's most vulnerable and excluded children, young people and families.
www.schoolhomesupport.org.uk - School-Home Support is a charity which provides practical and emotional help for disadvantaged children, young people and families.