Links 2021: Family

Become: The Charity for Children in Care and Young Care Leavers

Become is here to make a difference to individual lives right now, and the care system as a whole for future generations. Since 1992 we’ve been working to improve the everyday lives and future life chances of children in care and young care leavers. Our mission is to help children in care and young care leavers to believe in themselves and to heal, grow and unleash their potential. We work alongside them to make the care system the best it can be.

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Childline is here to help anyone under 19 in the UK with any issue they’re going through. You can talk about anything. Whether it’s something big or small, our trained counsellors are here to support you. Childline is free, confidential and available any time, day or night. Get help and advice about a wide range of issues, call us on 0800 1111, talk to a counsellor online, send Childline an email or post on the message boards.

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Contact – For Families with Disabled Children

We support families with the best possible guidance and information. We bring families together to support each other. And we help families to campaign, volunteer and fundraise to improve life for themselves and others.

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Education Otherwise

From a modest start made by a small group of parents in 1977, Education Otherwise (EO) has grown to become a well respected and vibrant registered charity, supporting and providing information to home educating families in England and Wales. Our aim is to support and promote parents’ rights to provide their children with the best education for each of them, as individuals.

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Foster Support UK

We provide industry-leading independent advice to foster carers to support them to provide outstanding care caring for vulnerable children and young people. We provide accredited training and wrap-around support and advice for foster carers to help them achieve the very best outcomes for looked after children.

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Internet Matters

Supporting families online: Get expert support and practical tips to help children benefit from connected technology and the internet safely and smartly.

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Let’s Talk Teenagers

Let’s Talk Teenagers is a series of online support sessions and an opportunity for parents and carers of teenagers and pre-teens to hear about the challenges young people are facing today. The sessions have been running throughout 2022 and discuss the tools and techniques that can be used to support young people and their community.



Parent Zone is an expert consultancy in digital family life, responding to the global challenges of the digital age. We empower young people, parents and professionals to build the skillsets needed to analyse and deal with challenges they face. Looking at issues such as bullying, body image, mental health and extremism, we also act as innovators, developing new research and ideas for global influencers and select corporate partners.

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POPS – Providing Support to Parents of Offenders

POPS was established in 1988 by family members experiencing the stigma and distress of supporting a relative through a custodial sentence.

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Cornwall’s Information, Advice and Support Service is a statutory service which is run at ‘arm’s length’ from the Local Authority and provides free, confidential, impartial advice, guidance and support to parents of children with special educational needs and children and young people with SEND. It aims to promote good working relationships between children, young people, parents, education settings and the LA, whilst seeking to empower them to play an active and informed role in their child’s education.


The Five Pathways

The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) is best known for its major ‘Breakthrough Britain’ reports, which identified the five Pathways to Poverty – family breakdown, educational failure, worklessness, addiction and crime, and problem debt and housing. All of these pathways to entrenched poverty are interconnected and many of those trapped in poverty have experienced more than one of these problems. Through its work in each of these areas the CSJ seeks to move the poverty debate away from a simple fixation with a single ‘poverty line’ and instead look carefully at the lives of those living in poverty and what can be done to change those lives and eradicate poverty for good.


The Mix

The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. We are here to help you take on any challenge you’re facing – from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk to us via our online community, on social, through our free, confidential helpline or our counselling service.

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Treyla (Cornwall)

Based in West Cornwall Trelya is working to secure a fairer future for children and young people in one of the most deprived and under resourced communities in England. Using long term, innovative and creative methods Trelya works with children and young people to create equity of opportunity and challenge injustice and structural inequalities. Our focus is on early intervention and includes high quality support in the Early Years and youth interventions that break negative cycles and prevent issues reaching crisis point.

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Winston’s Wish

Winston’s Wish is a childhood bereavement charity in the UK. The charity offers a wide range of practical support and guidance to bereaved children, their families and professionals. The charity currently supports 40,000 bereaved children and young people per year

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