Support and partners

Parent Info provides content from the leading experts and organisations in a range of fields. An A-to-Z of our partners and contributors can be found below.

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  • Alcohol Awareness

    Alcohol Education Trust

    The Alcohol Education Trust is a charity helping to ensure that teachers, carers and parents can help and support teenagers to stay safe around alcohol and reduce risk taking. The AET also offers teacher training and resources for non-specialists on the implications of alcohol.

  • Anti-bullying

    Anti-bullying Ambassadors

    Anti-Bullying Ambassadors offers resources and training to schools and youth organisations, and teaches student ambassadors to help educate their peers on bullying and promote a culture which celebrates difference and help keep their peers safe online and offline.

  • Anti-smoking

    ASH

    Action on Smoking and Health (ASH) was established in 1971. It is a campaigning public health charity that works to eliminate the harm caused by tobacco. ASH receives funding for its full programme of work from the British Heart Foundation and Cancer Research UK.

  • Regulation

    BBFC

    Working as an independent, self-financing and not-for-profit media content regulator, the BBFC operates transparent, consistent and trusted co-regulatory and self-regulatory classification and labelling systems in the UK.

  • Mental Health

    Beat

    Beat is a national eating disorders charity, supporting anyone affected by eating disorders, difficulties with food, weight or shape. They aim to improve treatment, change public attitudes and provide support to people struggling with eating disorders. 

  • Sex Education

    BishUK.com

    BISH is a guide to sex, love and you for everyone over 14. It's for people who are (or are thinking about) having sex and/or relationships and is meant to answer the questions adolescents may have on the topic rather than being a teaching resource.

  • Sexual health

    Brook

    Brook provides free and confidential sexual health services and advice for young people under 25. The organisation has been at the forefront of providing wellbeing and sexual health support for young people for over 50 years.

  • Anti-bullying

    BulliesOut

    Since 2006, award-winning charity BulliesOut has helped make a positive difference to the lives of thousands of children and young people affected by bullying with its comprehensive programme of workshops and training programmes for schools in the UK.

  • Child Protection

    CEOP

    CEOP is a command of the National Crime Agency. As well as being a reporting mechanism, CEOP works with child protection partners across the UK and overseas to identify the main threats to children, and coordinates activity against these threats to bring offenders to account.

  • Family Support

    Cerebra

    Cerebra is a national charity striving to improve the lives of children with neurological conditions through research, information and direct on-going support. Its aim is to provide information and support services to parents benefitting the lives of the children that they care for.

  • Family Support

    Childcare

    Childcare.co.uk is an award-winning networking platform for parents, childcare providers and private tutors. It has over 1,000,000 members and is the UK's largest childcare website, offering parents the best choice of babysitters, nannies, registered childminders and private tutors.

  • IT Service

    Computing At School

    Computing at School aims to promote the teaching of computer science at school, born out of our excitement with our discipline, combined with concern that many students see computing as boring. Its goal is to put the excitement back into computing at school. 

  • Mental Health

    Connecting With People

    Connecting With People delivers large-scale health and wellbeing programmes across the NHS, Third Sector and Private Sector. It seeks to aid people struggling with emotional distress and suicidal thoughts.

  • Family Support

    Contact

    Contact (formerly Contact a Family) is a national charity for families with disabled children. It provides advice, information and support and bring families together. They also campaign to improve these families' circumstances, and for their right to be included and equal in society. 

  • Legal Support

    Coram Children's Legal Centre

    The Coram Children's Legal Centre is the UK's leading children's legal charity. It is committed to promoting children's rights in the UK and worldwide. It provides free legal information, advice and representation to children, young people, their families, carers and professionals.

  • FGM

    Daughters of Eve

    Daughters of Eve is a non-profit organisation that works to protect girls and young women at risk from female genital mutilation (FGM). It raises awareness about FGM and signposts support services, aiming to help people affected and ultimately help bring an end to the practice.

  • Anti-bullying

    Ditch the Label

    Ditch the Label is a leading anti-bullying charity which runs a digital support platform that provides advice and support for young people who are experiencing bullying relating to a wide range of issues including mental health, body image, sexuality and hate crimes.

  • Alcohol awareness

    Drinkaware

    Drinkaware works to reduce alcohol misuse and harm in the UK. The charity provides people with evidence-based information about alcohol and work with the medical community, third sector organisations, government and the drinks industry to achieve its goals.

  • Gambling Awareness

    EPIC

    EPIC Problem Gambling Consultancy provides Educational, Preventative, Identification and Control services for all aspects of problem gambling. EPIC is the primary consultancy in this area nationally and works with a wide variety of clients.

  • Anti-extremism

    Extreme Dialogue

    The Extreme Dialogue project is an education tool aimed for teachers, parents and youth workers to help facilitate safe classroom discussions around extremism and radicalisation. It launched in Canada in 2015, and has expanded to the UK, Germany and Hungary.

  • News

    First News

    First News is the UK's only newspaper for young people, and the widest-read children's publication in the country, with a readership of 2,235,888 seven to 14-year-olds every week. Founded in 2006 First News is independently owned and financed.

  • Sexual health

    FPA

    The Family Planning Association is a sexual health charity. It gives straightforward information, advice and support on sexual health, sex and relationships to everyone in the UK.

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness

    Frank

    Frank offers free, confidential advice and information about drugs. Their A-Z list of substances explains the effects, risks and laws about a range of drugs. You can also call, email, text or live chat with them for advice. 

  • Gender Diversity

    Gendered Intelligence

    Gendered Intelligence is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company. Its mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways. It works predominantly with the trans community, specialising in supporting young trans people. 

  • Family Support

    Gingerbread

    Gingerbread is a UK charity providing expert advice, practical support and campaigns for single parents. In addition to the resources on their website, they also offer training and a free helpline. 

  • Internet Awareness

    Google Safe Search

    With SafeSearch, you can help prevent adult content from appearing in your search results. No filter is 100 percent accurate, but SafeSearch should help you avoid most of this type of material.

  • Gender Equality

    Government Equalities Office

    The Government Equalities Office is responsible for equality legislation across government. It works to take action on the government’s commitment to remove barriers to equality and help to build a fairer society.

  • Public Body

    Government Home Office

    The Home Office leads on immigration and passports, drugs policy, crime policy and counter-terrorism and works to ensure visible, responsive and accountable policing in the UK. It is a ministerial department, supported by 26 agencies and public bodies.

  • Family Support

    Happy Steps

    Happy Steps is the UK's only research based stepfamily resource centre. The organisation offers advice and support for stepfamilies and family professionals, along with couple workshops and coaching.

  • Anti-abuse

    Home Office Disrespect NoBody campaign

    The Disrespect NoBody campaign aims to prevent domestic violence in adults by challenging attitudes and behaviours amongst young people that abuse in relationships is acceptable.

  • Social Media

    Instagram

    Instagram is a photo sharing application which allows everyone to create and share photo and video content as well as hosting livestreaming sessions.

  • Internet Awareness

    Internet Matters

    Internet Matters is an independent, not-for-profit organisation dedicated to making the internet a safer place for parents and their children. Internet Matters provides access to advice on how parents can help keep their children safe online.

  • Reporting Mechanism

    Internet Watch Foundation (IWF)

    The IWF is the confidential UK Hotline for reporting criminal online content such as child sexual abuse content hosted anywhere in the world, criminally obscene adult content hosted in the UK and non-photographic child sexual abuse images hosted anywhere in the UK.

  • Internet Awareness

    iRights

    iRights is a civil society coalition working to ensure all children and young people have the ability to use the internet creatively, fearlessly and knowledgeably. The five iRights let people identify the changes they need to make to fulfil their duty of care towards young people online.

  • Anti-abuse

    Lucy Faithfull Foundation

    Lucy Faithfull Foundation believes that child sexual abuse is preventable and that we can have a society where children are free from sexual abuse and exploitation. It also runs the Stop It Now! helpline, which is available to anyone concerned about child abuse.

  • Alcohol and Drug Awareness

    Mentor UK

    Mentor works with the Department for Education, providing national alcohol and drug education advice and support to schools. Mentor merged with the Angelus Foundation whose mission is to help society be informed about 'legal highs'.

     

  • Meditation

    Mindfulness in Schools Project

    The Mindfulness in Schools Project (MiSP) gives teachers the tools and training to be able to embed mindfulness in their school. The course trains staff to teach students how to be mindful in everyday life, as well as during meditation sessions.

  • LGBTQ+ Equality

    My Kid Is Gay

    My Kid Is Gay is a first-of-its-kind digital presence, inclusive of videos, advice, and resources, dedicated exclusively toward helping parents understand their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex, and Asexual (LGBTQIA) children.

  • Sexual health

    NAT (National AIDS Trust)

    NAT (National AIDS Trust) is the UK's leading charity dedicated to transforming society's response to HIV. It provides fresh thinking, expertise and practical resources. It champions the rights of people living with HIV and campaigns for change.

  • IT Service

    NetLingo

    NetLingo is an online dictionary which seeks to collect and define tech terms and provide simple explanations, making the internet more accessible for everyone.

  • Sexual health

    NHS Choices

    NHS Choices is the online 'front door' to the NHS. It is the country's biggest health website and gives all the information you need to make choices about your health. NHS Choices is looked after by HSCIC.

  • Mental Health

    Nightingale Hospital

    We are dedicated to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental health problems, eating disorders and addictions for both adults and adolescents.

  • Child Protection

    NSPCC

    The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children protects children across the UK from abuse and ensuring that they grow up in safe, nurturing environments.

  • Regulation

    Ofcom

    Ofcom is the independent regulator and competition authority for the UK communications industries. They have responsibilities across television, radio, video on demand, telecoms, wireless communications and postal services.

  • Anti-abuse

    Orchid Project

    Orchid Project is a UK charity working to end FGC. The organisation supports work that has seen over 7,000 communities across Africa choose to abandon the practice. The website has resources, facts and news about FGC.

  • Anti-abuse

    Pace

    Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) is the leading national charity that works alongside parents and carers of children who are sexually exploited, or are at risk of being sexually exploited, by perpetrators external to the family.

  • Mental Health

    Papyrus

    PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is the national charity dedicated to reducing suicide in people under 35.  PAPYRUS offers advice and support through its literature, website and education programmes.

  • Family Support

    Parent Zone

    Parent Zone provides information, help, advice, support and resources to parents, teachers, health professionals, police officers, internet safety officers and HR professionals - anyone who engages with parents.

  • Mental Health

    Place2Be

    Place2Be is the leading provider of school-based emotional and mental health services, offering a unique counselling service for children and parents and expert support for school staff to help tackle children’s problems early and in the safety of the school environment. 

  • Family Support

    Priory

    Priory is the leading provider of behavioural care in the UK, dedicated to helping people to improve their health and wellbeing. It currently treats more than 70 conditions through a network of facilities that support users' health, care and education.

  • Family Support

    Priory Group

    Priory is an independent provider of behavioural care in the UK. It is organised into three divisions – healthcare, education and children’s services, and adult care services – which together support the needs of more than 30,000 people every year.

     

     

  • Regulation

    PSA

    PSA (the Phone-paid Services Authority, formerly known as PhonepayPlus) is the UK's independent regulator of premium rate services. Our regulation is open, fair and robust, underpinned by a Code of Practice approved by Ofcom.

  • Gender Equality

    Purple Drum

    Purple Drum is a movement of young women challenging misrepresentation and promoting equality in popular culture and beyond. Its vision is a safe and equal world in which all young people are heard, supported and fulfilled.

  • Anti-extremism

    Quilliam

    Quilliam is the world’s first counter-extremism think tank set up to address the unique challenges of citizenship, identity and belonging in a globalised world. Quilliam stands for religious freedom, equality, human rights and democracy.

  • Anti-bullying

    Respect Me

    The service is fully funded by the Scottish Government. Respect Me works with adults involved in the lives of children and young people to give them the skills and confidence to deal with children who are bullied and those who bully others. 

     

  • Family Support

    selfharmUK

    selfharmUK is an organisation dedicated to improving the lives of young people affected by self-harm, as well as providing training, information, resources and advice to teachers, parents, youth workers and other professionals. 

  • Social Media

    Snapchat

    Snapchat is a photo messaging application which allows users to take photos, record videos, add text and drawings and send them to a controlled list of recipients.

  • Gender Equality

    Stemettes

    Stemettes was created to inspire the next generation of women into Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fields by showing them the amazing women already in STEM via panel events, hackathons, exhibitions and mentoring schemes.

  • LGBTQ+ Equality

    Stonewall

    Stonewall work to let all lesbian, gay, bi and trans people know they're not alone, to support and campaign for their rights by raising awareness and fighting for LGBTQ+ equality and lobby to change laws that do not ensure equality for LGBT people.

     

     

  • Stroke Awareness

    Stroke Association

    The Stroke Association is the UK's leading stroke charity. It delivers stroke services across the UK, campaign for better stroke care, invest in research and fundraise to expand its reach to as many stroke survivors as possible.

  • Family Support

    The Fatherhood Institute

    The Fatherhood Institute is the UK's leading fatherhood charity, advocating for strong, positive and well-supported father-child relationships through research, policy and practice as well as preparing boys and girls for a future shared role in caring for children.

  • Family Support

    The Mix

    The Mix is a free, confidential information and support service for under 25s. The Mix connects young people to experts and peers, to talk about everything from money to mental health, homelessness to jobs, break-ups to drugs and more.

  • Mental Health

    Time to Change

    Time to Change is an anti-stigma campaign run by the charities Mind and Rethink Mental Illness. Their goal is to reduce discrimination and improve public attitudes about mental health, as well as improving the confidence and social capital of people with mental health problems. 

  • Family Support

    Turn2us

    Turn2us is a national charity that helps people in financial hardship gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and support services. It gives direct financial support through charitable funds, including the Elizabeth Finn Fund and the Edinburgh Trust. 

  • Anti-abuse

    Victim Support

    Victim Support is an independent charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales.

  • Regulation

    Video Standards Council

    The Video Standards Council and Games Rating Authority adminster the PEGI games rating system in Europe. The PEGI system helps parents to guide their children to appropriate games suitable for their age group.

  • Mental Health

    YoungMinds

    YoungMinds is the UK’s leading charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people. It is leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges.