Helplines and Websites for Supporting You and Your Child.

Through this page we intend to signpost families to the range of both local and national agencies available offering support and advice to parents and support for children. This page will be regularly updated to include up to date and relevant information.  
CAFCASS stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.
The service represents children in family court cases in England, independently advising the family courts about what is safe for children and in their best interests. They put their needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting. Operating within the law set by Parliament (Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000) and under the rules and directions of the family courts, Cafcass are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.
Their duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system, supporting over 140,000 children every year by understanding their experiences and speaking up for them when the family court makes critical decisions about their futures.

The NSPCC's Let’s Talk PANTS campaign aims to help parents start vital conversations about staying safe from sexual abuse with children aged eight and under. The campaign was created following research by the NSPCC uncovering many parents were worried that talking to their young children about sexual abuse would be scary and confusing. To combat these concerns, the NSPCC has created an activity pack and catchy song featuring cartoon dinosaur Pantosaurus. Focusing on keeping children safe without using the words sex or abuse, their hope is that this colourful approach will make it easier for parents to tackle the sensitive subject.