CHILDREN AND YOUNG ADULTS
Action for Children
We give children and young people the practical and emotional support they need to help them thrive and build the skills they need for adulthood. We work with and support young carers across the UK. We support teenage mothers in vulnerable and difficult situations.
We support children and young people in care with fostering, adoption and residential care services, and help them build happy, healthy, independent futures for when they leave care.
We provide support for disabled children and their families. We provide programmes to help young people who have had a difficult start in life get into education, training and employment.
Phone: 01923 361 500
(open 9.00am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday)
Child abuse is preventable - not inevitable. And it’s up to each of us to do everything possible to keep childhood safe from abuse, so children can grow up healthy and thrive. That’s why we're here and drives what we do. So as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood. Join us.
We work with families when they're going through difficult times – like battling addiction or overcoming mental health problems. We offer all kinds of support – from helping new parents care for their baby to giving professionals the tools they need to assess neglect
Help for adults concerned about a child
Call us on 0808 800 5000
Support and information for children and young people who hear, see or sense things that others don’t.
Support for people under 19 in the UK.
Call: 0800 11 11
Child and adolescent mental health charity.
Call: 0808 802 5544 (parents’ helpline)
Barnardo’s For those living in Northern Ireland
Main NI contact number
Phone 028 9067 2366
Barnardo’s child bereavement service
Phone 028 9066 8333
(9;30am till 12;30pm Mon-Fri)
Barnardo’s Northern Area children and young people bereaved by suicide support project
Phone 077 9614 8549
Support for children suffering from cancer and leukaemia, and signposting for parents or anyone else affected
Phone 028 9072 5780
Providing Counselling to young people
Phone 028 9074 4499
Ulster University Student Support
Provides a professional counselling service on all campuses.
Belfast 028 9536 7300
Coleraine 028 7012 4105
Jordanstown 028 9036 6336
Magee 028 7167 5218
NSPCC for those that live in Scotland
We're all responsible for reporting concerns about a child's welfare. Although there is no legal requirement to report, Scotland's national guidance for child protection refers to "collective responsibilities" to protect children. There are specific guidelines and procedures in place for people who work with children.
Adults concerned about a child
Call 0808 800 5000
Be at the heart of your Children's learning
Children in Scotland
Creating solutions, providing support and developing positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.
Phone 0131 313 2322