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National Services and Agencies: parenting support activities

Family Links

Online support for parents

On Family Links (external link) parents can find information on how to join a parent group, explore free downloads with practical tips and ideas, and find contact details for organisations offering help and support for children and families.

Online support for parents - Details

Type of support1-2-1
Length of programme/supportN/A
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or Carers

Parent groups

Family Links (external link) helps parents find parent groups near them.

Parent groups - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/supportN/A
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or Carers

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Family Lives

Confidential Helpline

free helpline (external link) providing emotional support, information, advice and guidance on any aspect of parenting and family life. 

Confidential Helpline - Details

Type of supportTelephone
Length of programme/support
  • Monday-Friday: 9am-9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday: 10am-3pm
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or Carers

Parenting Advice

On Family Lives - Parenting Advice (external link) parents can find advice on all aspects of family life from bonding with their new baby, dealing with tantrums, positive discipline, bullying, communicating with teens and dealing with divorce and separation. 

Parenting Advice - Details

Type of supportOnline
Length of programme/supportN/A
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or Carers

Parenting Forums

On Family Lives - Forums (external links) parents can join conversations on a wide range of topics. 

Parenting Forums - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/supportN/A
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or Carers

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Gingerbread

Gingerbread (external link) is a charity supporting single parent families to live secure, happy and fulfilling lives.

Finsbury Park Gingerbread Group

Finsbury Park Gingerbread Group - Activity details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/supportEnquire with group
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Single parents

Learning and skills - Training sessions

Learning and skills - Training sessions - Details

Type of supportGroup
Length of programme/supportEnquire with service
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Single parents

The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline

The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline (external link) provides support and expert advice on anything from dealing with a break-up to going back to work or sorting out child maintenance, benefit or tax credit issues. The helpline number is 0808 802 0925.

The Gingerbread Single Parent Helpline - Details

Type of supportTelephone
Length of programme/support
  • Mondays: 10am to 6pm
  • Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays: 10am to 4pm
  • Wednesdays: 10am-1pm and 5pm-7pm
  • Closed on all public holidays
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Single parents

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Net Mums

Net Mums Parenting Programme

Net Mums Parenting Programme - Details

Type of supportOnline/emails
Length of programme/support8 weeks (online)
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceEnquire online
Who can apply?Parents or Carers

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NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) (external link) offers advice and guidance on how to keep children safe. 

Online support

Online support - Details

Type of supportOnline
Length of programme/supportN/A
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or carers

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Relate Counselling

Access to online counsellor

Access to online counsellor - Details

Type of supportOnline
Length of programme/supportEnquire online 
Children’s age rangeTeenagers
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or carers

Family Counselling

Family Counselling - Details

Type of support1-2-1
Length of programme/supportVariable
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceEnquire with provider
Who can apply?Parents or carers

Parenting Teenagers

Parenting Teenagers - Details

Type of supportOnline
Length of programme/supportBasic advice and guidance on strategies relating to parenting teenagers
Children’s age rangeTeenagers
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parents or carers

Parenting Together

Parenting Together - Details

Type of supportOnline
Length of programme/supportBasic advice and guidance on strategies relating to parenting together
Children’s age range0-17 years
Level of need1-4
PriceFree
Who can apply?Parenting couples

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Contact details

Family Links

Family Lives

Gingerbread

Net Mums

Web: Net Mums (external link)

NSPCC - National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children

Relate Counselling

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June 14, 2019

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