Appendix B: Further Information
For further national information on a range of organisations that can support children and families, please review the resources listed below. This is not an exhaustive list.
At Aberlour, we are there for children, young people and
families across Scotland, helping transform lives for the better.
We support them through challenges like: living with a disability,
growing up in and leaving care, and the impact of drugs and alcohol
on families. We are committed to getting it right for our children
by tailoring our services to help each child, young person and
family achieve their own personal goals.
Tel: 01786 450335
Barnardo's Scotland provides more than 122 community-based
services throughout the country working with over 26,500 vulnerable
children, young people and their families.
Tel: 0131 446 7000
Children 1st aims to provide excellent services which promote
the safety and wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people.
Helping vulnerable children and young people thrive safely within
their families is at the heart of what we do.
Tel: 0131 446 2300
ChildLine is a private and confidential service for children and
young people up to the age of 19. You can contact a ChildLine
counsellor about anything - no problem is too big or too small.
Tel: Call free: 0800 1111
Commissioner for Children and Young People in Scotland
The Children and Young People's Commissioner is a person. Their
job is to help you understand your rights and to make sure those
rights are respected.
Young person's freephone: 0800 019 1179
Tel: 0131 346 5350
Clan childlaw provides children and young people throughout
Scotland with free information about the law and their rights. We
provide free legal advice and representation to children and young
people. We provide training and information about the law to people
who work with children and young people in Scotland.
Freephone: 0808 129 0522
Child Poverty Action Group ( CPAG) in Scotland
CPAG works to
get a better life for low-income families in Scotland through
campaigning and lobbying, and ensure they get the correct
information through welfare rights work,
line for advisers.
Handbook and a series of factsheets. They offer free,
independent, expert, up-to-date advice and information to frontline
advisers and support staff in Scotland on all aspects of the
benefits and tax credits system.
Tel: 0141 552 0552 (Monday to Thursday, 10am - 4pm, Friday 10am - 12 noon)
Families Outside is an independent charity which helps
prisoners' families in Scotland through offering support and
Freephone: 0500 839383
Includem exists for the most vulnerable, troubled and
challenging young people and their families. At the heart of what
we do are tailored, one-to-one professional relationship which help
young people build skills, self-confidence and resilience and to
stop harmful behaviours.
Tel: 0141 427 0523
Through research and working hands on with kinship families
Mentor provides advice, information workshops, training and
dedicated family support to carers and children while delivering
training to professionals to raise awareness of kinship care. This
includes a National Kinship Care Resource Guide detailing the
rights, roles and responsibilities of kinship carers including
details of all local kinship care support groups.
We work directly with children and families in over 40 service
centres across the
UK. We collaborate with
frontline professionals and researchers to find innovative
solutions and evaluate what works. And we can help you find the
latest policy, practice, research or news - whether you're
researching a particular therapy or preparing a court report.
Concerns about a child: 0808 800 5000
ChildLine: 0800 1111
Parenting Across Scotland
Parenting across Scotland provides support for parents and
families through our information services and partners' helplines.
We find out what matters to parents and families and what they
need, and get this across to politicians. We also share research,
policy and good practice with people who work with families.
The free confidential helpline and email service for anyone
caring for a child to contact about any problem, big or small.
ParentLine Scotland provides support to kinship carers as part of
the national Kinship Care service.
The helpline is available 7 days a week;
Tel: 0800 028 2233
Scottish Child Law Centre
An independent charity which promotes knowledge and use of Scots
law and children's rights for the benefit of children and young
people in Scotland.
Freephone for under 18s: 0800 328 8970
Tel: 0131 667 6333
Text: text ' SCLC' and your question to 80800
Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (
is an independent charitable organisation for the learning
disability sector. The
Parenting: Refreshed Good Practice Guidelines for Supporting
Parents with a Learning Disability. This includes a chapter on
good practice where child protection procedures are necessary.
Tel: 0141 248 3733
Scottish Families Affected by Drugs
A national charity that provides advice and information to
families across Scotland who are affected by alcohol and drug
Tel: 0141 221 0544
Helpline: 08080 10 10 11
Who Cares? Scotland
Offers information for 12-16 year olds; includes arts, jobs and
careers, housing, sport and leisure.
Infoline: 0808 801 0338 (Mon to Fri 10am - 6pm)
Text: 'callback' to 07781 484 317