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Children's welfare

Organisations that provide practical support and advice for children and young people with a range of needs.

Are you looking for advice about child benefits or child maintenance?  There are more useful organisations listed here.
And if you need help with household expenses, there are trust funds who might be able to help you pay your bills.


UK-Wide: Free, confidential helpline for children and young people, aged 19 and under. Calls are answered by trained counsellors.


UK-Wide: The NSPCC is an independent charity aiming to protect children and prevent abuse. They have a helpline for adults concerned about the safety or welfare of a child.

Rainbow Trust

England only: Practical and emotional support for families of children with a life-threatening or terminal illness.


UK-wide: YoungMinds provide a helpline for parents and carers who are worried about a child's emotional or mental health issues. They also have a free 24-hour text line service for young people to get in touch for help and support.