Resources for: Parenting and Families

Information on local supports and services for parents and families to help with mental health and wellbeing.

1. Aberlour

Aberlour Children's Urgent Assistance Fund

Aberlour provides cash grants to families experiencing extreme hardship. Its grants can be used for food, utilities, clothing, bedding, new appliances, appliance repairs or other essentials. To qualify for a grant, families must include a child under the age of 21 who is suffering extreme hardship.  Referrals are made via the application form on Aberlour’s website. They must be submitted by a sponsor such as a social worker or health visitor.

Phone: 0800 0856 150

Web: www.aberlour.org.uk

Website Professional referral National Free
3. Action For Children

Action for Children

Action for Children's Family Support Volunteer Service helps children and young people and their families by providing practical and emotional care and support. 

Web: www.actionforchildren.org.uk/

Website Online Self referral National Free
4. Alanon Families

Al -Anon Family Groups

Al-Anon Family Groups offers free and inclusive local meetings for anyone whose life is or has been affected by someone else's drinking.

Helpline number: 0800 0086 811

Web: www.al-anonuk.org.uk

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10. Anna Freud

Anna Freud Centre

The Anna Freud Centre transforms mental health by working with infants, children, young people and their families, their communities and professionals to deliver timely evidence-based support for all.

Web: www.annafreud.org/

Website Online National Free
12. Awestruck Academy

Awestruck Academy Creative Arts and Media Centre

Awestruck Academy provides access to Creative Arts, Music, Media, Drama, Gaming and Digital Technology in Clydebank.

Web: www.awestruck-academy.org.uk/

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15. Baby Box Parent Club

Baby Box (Parent Club website)

The Baby Box helps families prepare for the arrival of their baby. With a free box packed full of clothes, bedding and lots of other useful things to help give your baby the best possible start in life. The Box also provides a safe and comfy place for your wee one to sleep. It comes complete with a mattress and bedding that fits perfectly.

Web: www.parentclub.scot/baby-box

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Bellsmyre Development Trust

Bellsmyre Development Trust is a community organisation delivering a range of activities and opportunities for the Bellsmyre community from the Cutty Sark Centre, including youth groups, holiday programmes and volunteering opportunities.

Phone: 01389 730111

Web: www.bellsmyretrust.org.uk

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18. Benefits Grants

Benefits and Grants

Information from the Scottish Government on benefits, funds and grants including Child Benefit and tax credits.

Web: www.mygov.scot/browse/benefits

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Families Outside

Families Outside provides help, information and support for families affected by imprisonment via a Helpline and Regional Family Support Coordinators. They also provide training and information to professionals who come into contact with families affected by imprisonment, such as teachers, social workers, health professionals, the police, and prison staff.

Helpline number: 0800 254 0088

Web: www.familiesoutside.org.uk/

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57. Family Holiday Charity

Family Holiday Charity

The Family Holiday Charity helps families get time away together, often for the first time ever.

Web: www.familyholidaycharity.org.uk/

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Family Lives

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families. Online advice available on a range of family related issues.

Helpline number: 0808 800 2222

Web: www.familylives.org.uk/

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Gingerbread

Gingerbread provides information to help single parents support themselves and their family. They also campaign to reduce stigma against single parents, and make services more accessible to all families – whatever their shape or size.

Web: www.gingerbread.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
77. Kinship Care

Kinship Care Advice Service

The Kinship Care Advice Service for Scotland (KCASS) provides FREE, confidential, impartial advice to Kinship Families and Professionals working with them.

Helpline number: 0808 800 0006

Web: www.kinship.scot/

Website Online National Free
93. Minded No Text

MindEd

MindEd is a free educational resource on children, young people, adults and older people's mental health. Find information for Professionals and Volunteers, for Education and Healthcare staff working in Education Settings, and for Parents and Carers.

Web: www.minded.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
94. Moo Music

Moo Music Classes

Fun, interactive music classes for babies, toddlers and preschool aged children. Classes in Dumbarton and Clydebank.

Web: www.moo-music.co.uk/

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My World of Work

My World of Work is Scotland’s career information and advice website. The site is designed to support everyone develop their career management skills, no matter what stage you’re at in your career.

Web: www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

Website Online National Free
101. Nacoa

NACOA (National Association of Children of Alcoholics)

Providing information, advice and support for everyone affected by a parent’s drinking via a website, webchat and a free helpline.

Helpline number: 0800 358 3456

Web: http://nacoa.org.uk/

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110. Not OK

not OK

notOK App® is a free digital panic button to get you immediate support via text, phone call, or GPS location when you’re struggling to reach out. Connect to trusted contacts when you need them most. Just open the app and press the large, red notOK® button.

Web: www.notokapp.com/

App Online Self referral National Free
111. One Parent Families

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland aims to enable single parent families to achieve their potential, to reach a decent standard of living and contribute to Scottish society.

The Lone Parent Helpline provides free, confidential advice and support to single parents. Call us about anything from dealing with a break-up, sorting out child maintenance, understanding benefits, money when having a baby, studying or moving into work.

Helpline number: 0808 801 0323

Web: www.opfs.org.uk/

Helpline Website Online Telephone National Free
15. Baby Box Parent Club

Parentclub

Parent Club is an online resource offering information, advice and guidance on all aspects of parenting including breastfeeding, children’s behaviour, healthy eating, play, sleep and online safety. Parent Club distributes Baby Boxes on behalf of the Scottish Government. 

The Parent Club Teen Hub is packed with resources, advice and ideas over a range of topics, such as how to help your teen if they are struggling with mental health to more light-hearted topics like how to be a great parent.

Web: www.parentclub.scot/

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120. Relationships Sex Health Parent

Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Resource

The national resource for relationships, sexual health and parenthood (RSHP) education for children and young people. The resource can be used in early learning settings, schools, colleges and community-based learning. It is organised to sit within Curriculum for Excellence.

Web: www.rshp.scot/

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122. Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline

Runaway Helpline can help if you are thinking about running away, if you have already run away, or if you have been away and come back. You can also contact if you are worried that someone else is going to run away or if they are being treated badly or abused.

Helpline number: call or text 116 000

Web: www.runawayhelpline.org.uk

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Salvesen Mindroom Centre

Salvesen Mindroom Centre provides one-to-one advocacy to empower children and young people with learning difficulties to have a real say about decisions in their lives.

Phone: 0131 370 6730

Web: www.mindroom.org/

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131. Scot Child Law Centre

Scottish Child Law Centre

Free expert legal advice on children’s rights and child law across Scotland. Our free confidential legal advice service is provided via telephone and email, on all aspects of Scots law relating to children and young people. All calls and emails are answered by fully qualified solicitors.

Phone: 0131 667 6333 on a Tuesday from 0930-1600

Web: www.sclc.org.uk/

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132. SFAD With Text

SFAD Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Young person's support group for 12–26-year-olds affected by someone else’s alcohol or drug use. 

Helpline number: 08080 10 10 11

Web: www.sfad.org.uk/

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133. Scot Kinship Care Alliance From Facebook

Scottish Kinship Care Alliance

Kinship carers are individuals, often family members who look after relatives children to help prevent them entering, or to remove them from the care system. Scottish Kinship Care Alliance has been set up to address the inequality that besets children in Kinship Care.

Phone: 0141 237 5960

Web: www.scottishkinshipalliance.co.uk/

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134. Scot Refugee Council

Scottish Refugee Council

Practical support, advice and a listening ear delivered through a direct services to help people rebuild their lives in a sustainable and meaningful way. The Scottish Refugee Council also works with communities and community groups. They speak out against an unjust asylum system and campaign for policy changes that make a positive difference to people’s lives.

Helpline number: 0808 196 7274

Web: www.scottishrefugeecouncil.org.uk/

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151. Teen Sleep Hub

Teen Sleep Hub

The one stop shop for all you need to know about sleep. If you’re looking for advice on how to sleep better, would like tips on tweaking your routine or help to understand the science behind your sleep patterns, you’ll find it all here.

Phone: 03303 530 541

Web: www.teensleephub.org.uk/

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Pathways

PATHways Programme (previously TESSA)

PATHways Programme (previously known as TESSA in Scotland) is an early intervention programme that helps adoptive parents achieve better outcomes for their children by giving them early access to a clinical psychologist and peer support. It is based on the understanding that a child’s relationship with his or her parents or carers is one of the main keys to their development, and is founded on the principle of helping families, not fixing children. Referrals to PATHways are made by your social worker – you can request that they refer your family. 

Web: https://www.adoptionuk.org/path

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155. The Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix Centre

The Phoenix is a community hub for the people of Dumbarton West, based in Castlehill. Some activities have a cost.

Web: https://www.rockcommunitychurch.org.uk/phoenix

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158. Thinkuknow

Think You Know

The National Crime Agency's CEOP Education team aim to help protect children and young people from online child sexual abuse through an education programme, providing training, resources and information to professionals working with children, young people and their families. Age specific videos and webpages are also available on this site.

Web: www.thinkuknow.co.uk/

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166. Strategic Skills Pipe W4U

WD Strategic Skills & Support Pipeline

The Strategic Skills Pipeline is a key element in West Dunbartonshire's employability and employment strategy. The Pipeline provides a route map identifying national and local service provision that is available to support residents into employment through a staged process, at the core of which, is the identification of individual need.

Web: https://westdun.wixsite.com/sspipeline/skillspipeline

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170. WD Breastfeeding

WD Breastfeeding Groups

West Dunbartonshire has a Breastfeeding Support Team who provide support and information to ante-natal and post-natal women and their families. They offer parents extra help with breastfeeding to complement the existing support given by the midwifery and health visiting teams.

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/health-visitors-and-school-nursing-services/health-visiting/breastfeeding/

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WD Early Learning and Childcare

Information on nurseries and childcare in West Dunbartonshire

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/early-years/

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179. WD Health Visitors

WD Health Visiting

Health Visitors are Specialist Nurse Practitioners who work with children (0-5yrs) and families to improve the physical, mental, emotional and social health and wellbeing of the population, preventing disease and reducing inequalities in health.

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/health-visitors-and-school-nursing-services/health-visiting/

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181. WD Libraries

WD Libraries for Babies and Children

West Dunbartonshire libraries have a range of activities and resources for babies, children and parents, including baby massage and lego club.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/libraries/libraries-for-children-and-babies/

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WD Parenting Information

This page provides an easy one stop access to a range of useful and informative sites that will provide you with guidance and support irrespective of the age of your child or young person.

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/parenting-mentoring-and-befriending/parenting/

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184. WD Schools And Learning

WD School and Educational Grants

Information on school and educational grants available within West Dunbartonshire.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/school-and-educational-grants/

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184. WD Schools And Learning

WD Schools and Learning

Local schools' contact details, information on term dates, extra-curricular activities, how to apply for childcare and more.

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/schools-and-learning/

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Parenting And Families

WD Young Families Support Service

Young Family Support Service provides early intervention and support to families with young children, aiming to improve outcomes for children.

Phone: 01389 812341

Web: http://www.wdhscp.org.uk/children/specialist-health-services/young-families-support-service/

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203 Young Scot

Young Carers Package (Young Scot)

Information on how to apply for the Young Carers Package, Carer’s Allowance and the Young Carer Grant.

Web: www.young.scot/get-informed/what-you-re-entitled-to-as-a-young-carer-in-scotland

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197. Young Carers YSI

Young Carers' Club at Y Sort It

If you are aged 12-18 and provide care and support to others, including parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, then you are a young carer. If you are aged 12-25 and would like to meet with other young carers then contact Y Sort-it to find out more about their young carers clubs in Clydebank and Dumbarton.

Phone: 0141 941 3308

Web: https://ysortit.com/young-carers/

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210. Wee Seeds

Wee Seeds

Mindfulness for mini-minds. Nurture calm children and future-proof their mental health by teaching your children focus, calm, sleep, gratitude, kindness, resilience and positive mental health. Wee Seeds is a programme of resources to teach children wellbeing skills, through scientifically proven techniques like mindfulness, meditation and movement.

Web: www.weeseeds.co.uk/

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Fathers Network

Fathers' Network Scotland

Fathers' Network Scotland is improving children's lives through the positive involvement of dads, father-figures & whole families.

Web: www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/

Website Online National Free
149. Kinship Carer WD Facebook Group

Kinship Care West Dunbartonshire

Our aim is to support families in Kinship Care, whether you are an "informal" or formal kinship carer. 

 

Web: www.facebook.com/kinshipcarewestdunbartonshire

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Silvercloud

Silvercloud modules for parents

Free online modules based on cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), the recommended treatment for managing anxiety, for parents of children and young people with anxiety. You can work through the modules flexibly at your own pace, anywhere and at any time on your computer, tablet or mobile phone.  The programme aims to help parents and carers who are looking to support their young person in dealing with worry and anxiety, while learning helpful strategies to tackle their own anxiety. Access Code: nhsggc

Web: https://cypnhsgreaterglasgowandclyde.silvercloudhealth.com/onboard/nhsscotlandcypnhsggc/programs/

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172. WD Comm Addictions

WD Fostering and Adoption

Foster families are urgently needed for children of all ages, sometimes children on their own or with their brothers and sisters, with a wide range of needs. It doesn't matter if you are married, divorced, living with a partner or single: own or rent your home: have a job or not. Applicants are welcome from all sections of the community. The one thing that everyone must have is a commitment to children and young people and preferably a spare room.

Phone: 01389 776414

Web: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/health-social-care/children/fostering-adoption/fostering/

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NSPCC

Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.  Support and tips to help you keep children safe. From advice on children's mental health to staying safe online as well as support for parents. 

Web: https://www.nspcc.org.uk

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Internet Matters Logo

Internet Matters

A site that empowers parents and carers to keep children safe in A digital world. Includes guides on A range of topics including Inappropriate Content, Online Grooming, and Sexting

Web: https://www.internetmatters.org/

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WD For Families 1462023

WD for Families Hubs

Our local family wellbeing hubs aim to provide bespoke support for parents and carers in community settings.

We have the Neurodevelopmental Team supporting families. They deliver group and individual work with carers, children and young people who are currently waiting on a neurodevelopmental assessment or have recently received a diagnosis.

The WD for Families Hubs have 6 skilled outreach workers who can support access to appropriate supports at the right time for families in their local communities.   The Hub Outreach workers will be delivering group and individual work with parents /carers, children and young people on a range of themes including: sleep, toileting, behaviour supports as well as stress and anxiety.  For dates, times and locations please scan the QR code or visit our site for more information.

Web: https://sites.google.com/ourcloud.buzz/wdforfamilies/home

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FASD Hub

FASD Hub Scotland

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Hub Scotland provide a support service for parents/ carers (adoptive and biological parents, foster carers, kinship carers and step parents) across Scotland who live with children, young people and young adults who have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), with or without an FASD diagnosis.

Web: https://www.adoptionuk.org/fasd-hub

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SCRA

Scotland's Children's Reporter Administration

The Children's Reporter Administration provide administration to Children’s Hearings. The Children’s Hearings System is the legal system for children and young people in Scotland who are either at risk or who have been caught offending.

Families become involved in the Children’s Hearings System if the child or young person is getting into trouble with the police, there are concerns that they are being abused, they are taking drugs or alcohol, or they are not attending school.

If you have never been involved with the system before, you will have lots of questions. This website should help you.

Phone: 0131 244 8540

Web: https://www.scra.gov.uk/

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Anxious Child

The Anxious Child

The Anxious Child is a booklet guide for parents about supporting a child experiencing anxiety.

Credit; The Mental Health Foundation

Web: https://www.mentalhealth.org.uk/explore-mental-health/publications/anxious-child

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Coping With Self Harm Parents

Coping with Self-Harm - a guide for parents and carers

A downloadable guide for parents and carers to help support young people who use self-harm as a coping strategy. This guide was developed from talking to parents and carers of young people and is aimed at helping parents, carers, other family members and friends cope when a young person is self-harming. It includes
information on the nature and causes of self-harm, how to support a young person when facing this problem and what help is available.

Web: https://www.psych.ox.ac.uk/files/news/copy_of_coping-with-self-harm-brochure_final_copyright.pdf

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Get Self Help

Get Self Help

This website provides resources for Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).

CBT has been proven to help mental health problems. This website provides CBT self help and therapy resources, including worksheets and information sheets, plus videos and self help mp3s.

Web: https://www.getselfhelp.co.uk/

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Scottishconflictresolution

Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution

SCCR is a charity based in Edinburgh, Scotland with expertise in mediation. Their award-winning digital resources and free training and events improve understanding of conflict and emotional needs, to transform relationships and lives. The SCCR focuses on early intervention with young people and their families experiencing difficulties and conflict. 

Web: https://www.scottishconflictresolution.org.uk/

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Adhdfoundation.Org.Uk

ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity

The ADHD Foundation is the UK’s leading neurodiversity charity, offering a strength-based, lifespan service for the 1 in 5 of us who live with ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, DCD, Dyscalculia, OCD, Tourette’s Syndrome and more. The website has a huge range or resources for children and young people, families, and professionals to download or listen to.

Web: https://www.adhdfoundation.org.uk/

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Adhdandyou.Co.Uk

ADHD and You

ADHD and You is a website with information on ADHD for people with ADHD, their families and professionals who work with them. ADHD isn't just a childhood condition – it affects young people and adults as well, and can affect all aspects of life, including home, school or workplace and relationships.

Web: https://www.adhdandyou.co.uk/

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Tourettescotland.Org

Tourette Scotland

Tourette Scotland is a charity providing support, advice and awareness for anyone living with Tourette's in Scotland and their families. 

Web: https://www.tourettescotland.org/

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Whizz Kids

Whizz Kids

The UK’s leading charity supporting young wheelchair users up to 25 years old provides them with the equipment and skills they need to live life as independently as possible. To enjoy all of the opportunities and activities that so many others take for granted ‐ at home, at school, at work and beyond.

Web: https://www.whizz-kidz.org.uk/

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Kindred

Kindred

Kindred exists to support parents of children with complex needs.

Phone: 0800 031 5793

Web: https://kindred-scotland.org/

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Contact

Contact

The charity for families with disabled children. We support families, bring families together and help families take action for others.

Helpline number: 0808 808 3555

Web: https://contact.org.uk/

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Incredible Years

Incredible Years in West Dunbartonshire

The Incredible Years groups aim to build a strong parent-child relationship, empower families, and support them to promote healthy development and resilience in their children. Watch the video in the link to find out more.

If you wish to learn more please speak to your child’s teacher or health visitor, or email ggc.westdunbartonshireparenting@nhs.scot

Phone: 01389 828 242

Web: https://vimeo.com/125233428

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Slco

The Speech Language Communication Company

Based in Dundee, SLCo is Scotland’s only charity set up to support the needs of children and young people who experience speech, language and communication problems and make sure that their families get the help and guidance they need. SLCo provides an information, guidance and support service for parents and carers, and offers a range of evidence-based therapeutic, skills and activity based support for children and young people.

Helpline number: 01382 250060

Phone: 01382 202644

Web: https://www.speech-language-communication-company.uk/

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Enquire

Enquire is the Scottish advice service for additional support for learning. Providing easy to understand advice and information about additional support for learning legislation and guidance for families and professionals.

Helpline number: 0345 123 2303

Web: https://enquire.org.uk/

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Scot Autism

Scottish Autism and Right click

Scottish Autism is an organisation dedicated to enabling autistic people to lead happy, healthy and fulfilling lives, providing a wide range of support services across Scotland for autistic individuals, their families and professionals.

Includes 'Right click' - an online support programmes which enable parents and carers to further understand autism and develop effective skills and strategies to support their family.

Helpline number: 01259 222022

Phone: 01259 720044

Web: https://www.scottishautism.org/

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Childnet Logo

Childnet

Helping make the internet a great and safe place for children and young people, Childnet works directly with children and young people from the ages of 3-18, as well as parents, carers, teachers and professionals, finding out about their real experiences online and the positive things they are doing.

 

Web: https://www.childnet.com/

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Own It Logo

Own It

A place to help you boss your life online. Whatever you need – help and advice, skills or inspiration – we have it covered.

Includes a Parents section - a toolkit to help your kids navigate life online, including handy tips on setting up your child’s first devices and videos addressing your common concerns about online gaming.

There is content for teachers to share in class and build into lessons on online safety and digital wellbeing.

Web: https://www.bbc.com/ownit

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NCT

The National Childbirth Trust

NCT is here to support you and your unique experience of pregnancy, birth, and early parenthood. Their vision is that everyone who becomes a parent feels confident, connected, and safe.

 

Helpline number: 0300 330 0700

Web: https://parentinfantfoundation.org.uk/

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Dads Rock Logo

Dads Rock

Improving outcomes for children in Scotland to ensure the best start in life by providing support to Dads and families. 

We welcome ALL Dads/Male carers from families of all shapes and sizes, any nationality and including gay, trans and non-binary Dads at our groups and activities.

Dads Rock also advocates for Young Dads (aged 30 or under) and help build resilience and disrupt the cycle of adversity and trauma. They work alongside Young Dads and their families in Edinburgh and Glasgow (any young dad with an EH or G postcode) to give young Dads the skills and confidence to enjoy the experience of being a father.

 

Phone: 07807498709

Web: https://www.dadsrock.org.uk/

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Parenting Across Scotland

Parenting across Scotland is a network of children's charities and adult relationship organisations working together for families and children in Scotland.
Working with other organisations, Parenting across Scotland provides information and support for parents, families and practitioners in Scotland. Their work involves carrying out research on a range of parenting issues and influencing policymakers.

Web: https://www.parentingacrossscotland.org/

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Forces Chidren's Education Logo

Forces Children's Education

This website includes clear and accurate information for education professionals and Armed Forces families in Scotland, with information and resources being added regularly.

Web: https://forceschildrenseducation.org.uk/

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106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

NHSGGC Perinatal Mental Health Service

Scotland’s first specialist perinatal mental health inpatient and community service for mothers, babies and their families. We are a comprehensive service providing care and treatment to women who are pregnant or are up to one year postnatal and are at risk of, or are affected by, mental illness. We also offer expert advice to women considering pregnancy if they are at risk of a serious mental illness.

 

Phone: 0141 211 6500 for professionals

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/perinatal-mental-health-service/

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106. NHSGGC Healthy Minds

Wee Minds Matter

A specialist multi-disciplinary infant mental health service working with babies and their families during pregnancy and up to three years. The service aims to raise awareness of infant mental health for all professionals providing essential support to families. This includes midwives, health visitors, family nurses, GPs and other health, social care and early years professionals.

Phone: 0141 201 0808 for professionals

Web: https://www.nhsggc.scot/hospitals-services/services-a-to-z/specialist-childrens-services/hosted-and-tier-4-services/

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Pink Parents Logo

Pink Parents

Information for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender parents and their families.

Web: https://www.pinkparents.org.uk/

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Nova Foundation Logo

Nova Foundation

Nova Foundation’s mission is to ensure that all families that experience babyloss and pregnancy loss have the resources they need to survive the intense first year of grief, whilst feeling comforted and less anxious about the future and in any rainbow pregnancies. 

Web: https://www.novafoundation.org.uk/

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129. 130. Scotland's Redress Scheme Scot Gov

Pregnancy and parenthood while you are in school or education

Every pregnant young woman, young parent-to-be, and young parent should be supported to stay in education. This information page includes a leaflet from the Scottish Government providing basic information to young people about how their school or college will support them to make decisions about their education during pregnancy or parenthood. 

Web: https://www.gov.scot/binaries/content/documents/govscot/publications/advice-and-guidance/2023/03/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education-leaflet/documents/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education/govscot%3Adocument/pregnancy-parenthood-school-education.pdf

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Scottish Cot Death Trust

Scottish Cot Death Trust is the only charity in Scotland dedicated to the sudden unexpected death of babies and young children. We make a difference because we; aim to find the answers through funding research, provide support for bereaved families, and educate the public and professionals about sudden unexpected death in infants (SUDI) 

Phone: 0141 357 3946

Web: https://scottishcotdeathtrust.org/

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Best Beginnings

A website designed to give every child the best start in life, to inform and empower parents who want to maximise their children's long-term development and well-being. Includes the Baby Buddy app - a free multi-award-winning, interactive pregnancy and parenting app to support parents, co-parents and caregivers. The Baby Buddy app is your personal baby expert who will guide you through your pregnancy and the first six months of your baby's life.

Web: https://www.bestbeginnings.org.uk/

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Neurodevelopmental Sessions

Support and education sessions for Parents and carers with children awaiting or diagnosed neurodevelopmental need. 

 

Phone: 01389 818530

Web: https://sway.office.com/rsQGs9FNiOedb1kA?ref=Link

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PANDAS

PANDAS perinatal depression awareness and support

PANDAS is a community offering hope, empathy and peer-to-peer support for every parent, family or network affected by perinatal mental illness.

Helpline number: 0808 1961 776

Web: https://pandasfoundation.org.uk/

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Connecting Scotland

Connecting Scotland - Digital Skills

A collection of resources covering digital literacy, how to stay safe online, and how to report harmful content.

Web: https://connecting.scot/digital-champions/digital-skills/families-children-and-young-people

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Internet Legends

Be Internet Legends

A free programme that empowers young children to use the internet safely and wisely. Includes a Be Internet Legends Curriculum for teachers to download lesson plans to deliver in class, including classroom activities.

Web: https://beinternetlegends.withgoogle.com/en_ie/

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Safer Internet Centre

UK Safer Internet Centre

Helping children and young people stay safe online. Including guides and resources for a range of audiences
from parents, education, social work, healthcare, and more.

Helpline number: Professionals Online Safety Helpline 0344 381 4772

Web: https://saferinternet.org.uk/

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Social Security Scotland

Social Security Scotland is responsible for managing the benefits that are devolved to Scotland, to make sure the people who need them get them correctly and fairly.

 You will find information on the benefits they are delivering and how to find out more about eligibility.

Phone: 0800 182 2222

Web: https://www.socialsecurity.gov.scot/

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Working Families

Working Families is the UK’s national charity for working parents and carers. Their mission is to remove the barriers that people with caring responsibilities face in the workplace.

They provide information and free legal advice to parents and carers on their rights at work

Helpline number: 0300 012 0312

Web: https://workingfamilies.org.uk/

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