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




Voice Collective.

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

Young Minds.

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



Phone 01312444330


 Children in Scotland

Creating solutions, providing support and developing positive change across all areas affecting children in Scotland.


Phone 0131 313 2322