Parenting advice

Children, young people and family centres are a great place to start when looking for that initial support.

They can signpost you to services and support that may be suitable for your needs or advice you on how to access more intense support through the Early Help referral process.  You can visit your nearest Children's Centre or telephone Advice Point on 0116 454 1004.

Useful resources

Supportive organisations

  • Contact a Family
    Support, advice and information for parents with disabled children
    helpline: 0808 808 3555
    website: www.cafamily.org.uk
  • Family Lives
    An organisation providing immediate help from volunteer parent support workers 24 hours a day, seven days a week
    helpline: 0808 800 2222
    website: www.familylives.org.uk 
  • Family Rights Group
    Support for parents and other family members whose children are involved with or need social care services.
    helpline: 0808 801 0366
    website: www.frg.org.uk
  • Gingerbread: single parents, equal families
    Help and advice on the issues that matter to lone parents.
    helpline: 0808 802 0925
    website: www.gingerbread.org.uk

Related links

Support for dads
Support for grandparents