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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'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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
And webchat is available on our website
Scottish Commission for Learning Disability
The Scottish Commission for Learning Disability (SCLD) is a delivery partner to the Scottish Government in the implementation of learning disability strategy and policy. It is an intermediary organisation for the learning disability sector in Scotland, and are committed to finding new and better ways to improve the lives of people with learning disabilities.
- “Support, Understand and listen to me”
- Young Parent Penalty campaign
- Parenting across Scotland joins calls to double Scottish Child Payment
- Affects of lockdown on maternal mental health
- Child poverty rising in every Scottish local authority
- New intensive perinatal support service
- The cost of learning in lockdown (CPAG)
- What impact does the budget have on low-income families?
- Is the Western way of raising kids weird?
- How the £20 Universal Credit increase has helped families