Podcast episodes cover many aspects of adopting and fostering.
Hear the story of ‘Two Good Mums’: Laura, the birth mother and Peggy the adoptive mother of two sons.
Advice and information about contraception, pregnancy, STIs and sexual wellbeing.
Support and advice for those going through a divorce with topics including legal, financial, wellbeing and moving on.
Information on schools, local services and registered childcare providers across Northern Ireland.
Provides a range of services for kinship carers and their children including a free helpline and peer support groups.
Supports people who are expecting a baby and are wondering how their feelings and relationships with their partners will affect their pregnancy.
Provides support for people feeling tired and having sleep problems during pregnancy.
Helps with the cost of being pregnant or looking after children for parents in Scotland. Eligibility requirements are on their website.
The Sure Start Maternity Grant (£500) is provided to expectant parents. Eligibility requirements are on their website.
Financial support available to expecting parents. Claims can be made post 26 weeks. Eligibility requirements are on their website.
Available for students under the age of 20, the Care to Learn scheme helps with childcare costs while studying for publicly funded courses, e.g., schools and sixth forms.
Information and advice about common difficulties a young child may be experiencing, such as anxiety, bereavement, problems sleeping and tantrums.
Advice for saving money as a parent. Talks about savings, freebies, boosting income and more.
Find local mental health and emotional wellbeing support for children and young people.
Offers free advice and information on maintaining a healthy diet throughout pregnancy.
Videos, resources and ideas for learning activities for children aged 0-5 years.
Highlights the steps of potty training and gives advice on how to potty train, including advice for those with disabilities as well as video guidance.
Explains the different court orders currently used to protect children.
A directory of family planning resources and services within the UK.
Explains local authority involvement in child protection issues and how to work with social workers to protect a child at risk.
Provides guidance and support for parents and carers via an online advice hub and scheduled one-to-one live chat sessions with a parenting coach.
Provides information and resources about becoming a foster parent as well as a localised network of areas that they recruit carers in.
Provides information and resources for anyone considering adoption.
An app that teaches kids about money through a pre-paid, parent-controlled card. Features include set spending limits and child spending notifications.
Printable activities including storybooks and games, as well as a podcast to teach kids about money. Activities for different age groups between 3-11 years.
Offers various features to teach kids about money, from a virtual tracker to a pre-paid card with real money. For ages 4-17.
If you are pregnant or have children under four, you may be eligible for the Healthy Start scheme. This provides vouchers for certain foods every month. Eligibility requirements are on their website.
Adoptees and birth relatives can add themselves to the Adoption Contact Register if they are over eighteen to find birth parents and children. Guidance on filling in the form is provided.
Information on the various parenting routes available to members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
Provides information for same-sex female couples planning to conceive a child through artificial insemination.
Support and information for mothers apart from their children for a variety of reasons. A free helpline is provided.
Advice on how to communicate with your teenager in a positive way on various issues, including but not limited to: health and well-being; sex and relationships; drugs and alcohol; behaviour.
Information about what a care order for a child is, what a parent’s rights are and how to appeal against a care order.
A run-through of the government options available for financial childcare assistance, including information on how to apply for and use the childcare schemes.
Provides information and self-care advice to those who provide unpaid support to someone who is unwell or disabled.
A searchable directory of independent midwives across the UK.
Offers different support services for people with autism and their families. Provides helplines, residential services and employment support.
Information on what childcare can be part-funded and how to access this.
Helpline that provides advice, support and guidance to parents, carers and family members.
Details what special educational needs (SEN) are, what classroom behaviours are indicative of SEN and how to obtain additional help from schools for your child.
Details the different types of specialists that can support children with special educational needs, how they do that and what accreditation they will have.
Provides information and support on potty training at home and childcare settings.
Tips on how to get your teenager to exercise and the types of activities they could do.
Information and support from Childline for those who have found out they are adopted.
Provides information for parents on how to support their child’s self-esteem. Explains what can be done to help and how to obtain professional help, if necessary.
An overview of your rights and the procedures, if your child is taken into care.
An independent, confidential advice service for those involved with children’s services or needing their help, available through telephone, textphone, forum and articles.
Information and guidance on the rules and processes surrounding child adoption.
Offers guidance on the support you may expect to receive, if you contact Social Services because you’re unable to cope with the serious challenges brought about by your child.
Find a nursery near you and read the reviews left by users of those nurseries. Read advice articles related to day nursery and child care.
Information on how to complain about a school in England with links to how to complain elsewhere in the UK.
Provides information and guidance through the weaning journey. Contains helpful videos, tips from other parents, simple and healthy recipes and meal ideas.
A site to help unpaid carers find respite opportunities and to find financial support through their Funding directory.
This page includes a list of carer support organisations in Scotland which are recognised by the Scottish Government as support organisations for unpaid carers.
Provides training and support for those caring for Neurodivergent children with conditions such as ADHD, Autism, Dyspraxia, and Dyslexia.
This charity provides an online chat service on any topic with parents of children from 0 to 19 years with a qualified parenting coach. Online guidance is also available at their website.
Provides a range of resources to help parents with their children’s learning.
Adults who have been adopted or in care can access resources, guidance and support to find answers to questions about their origins, such as information on birth relatives.
Provides advice and information on mental health before, during, and after pregnancy.