Our partnership

Parenting across Scotland is a partnership of children's charities and adult relationship organisations working together for families and children in Scotland.

Working with our partners, Parenting across Scotland provide information and support for parents, families and practitioners in Scotland. Our work involves carrying out research on a range of parenting issues and influencing policymakers. Find out more about our partners below.

For more helplines for parents and families, go to the helplines page

Aberlour

Aberlour's vision is to transform the lives of the children and families we work with and through this, contribute to a fairer more equal society.

https://www.aberlour.org.uk

Children in Scotland

Children in Scotland is a national charity working to improve children’s lives. Its vision is that all children have an equal chance to flourish.

https://childreninscotland.org.uk

Children in Scotland

Contact

We are Contact, the charity 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.

https://contact.org.uk

Contact: For families with disabled children

Families Outside

Families Outside is the only national charity in Scotland that works solely to support the families of people involved in the criminal justice system. We work to mitigate the effects of imprisonment on children and families - and consequently to reduce the likelihood of reoffending - through support and information for families and for the people who work with them.

Families Outside Helpline: 0500 839 383

https://www.familiesoutside.org.uk

One Parent Families Scotland

One Parent Families Scotland is a national charity dedicated to supporting Scotland's single parents and their children. We offer a free helpline service to single parents along with community-based projects including flexible chilcare services, family support, information, advice and employability.

Lone Parent Helpline: 0808 801 0323

https://www.opfs.org.uk

Relationships Scotland

Relationships Scotland supports a national network of 22 member services providing relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centres and other family support services. We provide face-to-face support for over 15,000 people every year.

Info line : 0845 119 2020

https://www.relationships-scotland.org.uk

Scottish Adoption

Scottish Adoption offers a comprehensive adoption service to everyone affected by adoption. We recruit adoptive families for children and provide information, counselling and support to birthparents and relatives, adopted children and adults, adoptive parents and anyone interested in adoption.

https://www.scottishadoption.org

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs

Scottish Families Affected by Alcohol and Drugs is a national charity in Scotland supporting anyone worried about someone else’s alcohol or drug use. Our aim is that families are supported, included, respected, connected to communities and are a movement for change. Our services include a national helpline, support groups in Forth Valley and East Dunbartonshire, telehealth and bereavement support services for families, workforce training and asset-based community development.

Helpline number: 08080 10 10 11
Helpline email: helpline@sfad.org.uk

And webchat is available on our website

https://www.sfad.org.uk

The Spark - making relationships work

Formed in 1965, The Spark is a well established and highly respected charity in Scotland delivering a range of relationship support, education and counselling services for children, young people, individuals, couples and families.

The Relationship Helpline 0808 802 2088

National appointments 0845 271 2711

https://www.thespark.org.uk