Resources

Services for Children and Families

Emergency Social Work Team (Out of Hours)
Call 0800 731 6969

Find your Local Authoritywww.gov.uk/find-local-council

Citizens Advice Bureau (Scotland)www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotland/
Helpline – 0800 0281456

Barnardo’s Scotlandwww.barnardos.org.uk/what-we-do/supporting-young-people
Supports some of the most disadvantaged children, young people, parents, carers, and communities 

Breathing Space Scotlandwww.breathingspace.scot/
Call 0800 838587
A free, confidential phone and webchat service for anyone in Scotland over the age of 16 experiencing low mood, depression, or anxiety.

Childline Scotlandwww.childline.org.uk/info-advice/
Call 0800 1111
Childline can help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issues they’re going through.

Children 1stwww.children1st.org.uk/parentline
Parentlinewww.children1st.org.uk/help-for-families/parentline-scotland/
Call 08000 28 22 33 free
A free helpline, e-mail and web-chat service, for anyone concerned about a child

Cyrenians Scotlandwww.cyrenians.scot/
Call 0131 475 2354
Tackle the causes and consequences of homelessness

Fathering Togetherwww.fatheringtogether.org/approach/
info@fathertogether.org
Support individuals who identify as Fathers to become better parents and people

Fathers Network Scotland www.fathersnetwork.org.uk/
FNS have a passion for dads – because the family and society as a whole benefit when fathers are involved in the life of their children.

Includemwww.includem.org/
Call – 0141 427 0523
If you are a child, young person, parent or carer? If you feel you need to talk to someone for immediate support, please call our 24/7 helpline

Men’s Aidwww.mensaid.co.uk/aboutus-html/  Help@MensAid.co.uk
Call 0333 567 0556
Provide practical advice and support to men who have been abused.

One Parent Familieswww.opfs.org.uk/support-and-advice/
Call 0808 801 0323
Support and advice for single parents.

Quarrierswww.quarriers.org.uk/about-us/
Call – 01505 612224
Supporting adults with a disability, children and families, people with epilepsy and young adults.

Relationships Scotlandwww.relationships-scotland.org.uk/
Call 0345 119 2020
Couples therapy, counselling, family support, and advice in Scotland

Samaritans Scotlandwww.samaritans.org/scotland/samaritans-in-scotland/
Call 116 123

SAMHwww.samh.org.uk/about-us
Call 0344 800 0550
Mental Health and Social Care Support

Scottish Women’s Aidwww.womensaid.scot/
Call 0800 027 1234 – 24/7 support by phone, web chat and e-mail
Domestic Abuse and Forced Marriage Helpline

Shared Parenting Scotlandwww.sharedparenting.scot/
Call 0131 557 2440 or e-mail info@sharedparenting.scot

Shelter Scotlandwww.scotland.shelter.org.uk/about_us/contact_us
Call Free – 0808 800 4444
We strive every day to give people struggling with bad housing or homelessness the help they need, through our advice, support and legal services

Social Work and Social Care Serviceswww.mygov.scot/social-services

Victim Support Scotlandwww.victimsupport.scot/information-support/
Call 08081689111

Contact our free advice line

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