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Need practical help from the professionals? FosterTalk can put you in touch with the experts.

As part of our one-stop shop for support and advice, we can't endorse any of the following organisations but include this list of helpful national organisations. Click on any of the links below to visit their websites.

Company Contact Info Website
Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)  Freephone general advice line: 0800 800 5793 Exclusion line: 0207 704 9822  www.ace-ed.org.uk
Black Heritage & Identity  

www.everygeneration.co.uk

Anti Bullying Campaign 0808 800 2222

www.bullying.co.uk

Bullying - Don't Suffer In Silence
NSPCC
0808 800 5000
 

www.nspcc.org.uk

The National Autistic Society 0845 070 4004 www.nas.org.uk
BAAF: British Association for Adoption and Fostering   www.baaf.org.uk
Car Insurance Bollington Group

0845 601 3852

www.bollington.com
Centrepoint: Helping vulnerable young people 0207 426 5300

www.centrepoint.org.uk

Child Accident Prevention Trust 0207 608 3828 www.capt.org.uk
Childline 0800 1111

www.childline.org.uk

Childrens Legal Centre  0800 020 008

www.childrenslegalcentre.com

Christmas In Different Parts of The World  

www.whychristmas.com

CRY-SIS Helpline 0207 404 5011

www.cry-sis.org.uk

The British Dyslexia Association 0118 866 8271

www.bda-dyslexia.org.uk

National Centre for Eating Disorders 0845 838 2040 www.eating-disorders.org.uk/
Family Friends of Lesbian and Gays (FFLAG) 0845 652 0311

www.fflag.org.uk

Fosterline – free, confidential, advice & support
For foster carers & those interested in fostering 
0800 040 7675 www.fosterline.info

Online resource for anybody working with children and young people

  www.handsonscotland.co.uk
Home and Contents Insurance for Foster Carers Bollington Care 0845 601 3852 www.bollington.com/fostercarers

Home and Contents Insurance for Foster Carers - Fosterinsure

01789 766888

www.fosterinsure.co.uk

Home Protect 0845 155 1944 www.homeprotect.co.uk
Information for teenagers about sex and relationships  

www.ruthinking.co.uk

IRM - Independent Review Mechanism (Foster Carers)

Telephone: 0845 450 3956
Fax: 0845 450 3957
Email: irm@baaf.org.uk

www.independentreviewmechanism.org.uk/
 
IRM - Independent Review Mechanism (Foster Carers) Wales
 
Telephone: 0845 873 1305
Fax: 0870 034 6421
Email: irm@irmcymru.org.uk
 
www.irmcymru.org.uk/en/contactus
 
Kidscape 0845 1205 204 (parents bullying helpline)

www.kidscape.org.uk

Message Home - for young people to get a message to their parents

0800 700 740  
Missing Persons Helpline 0500 700 700 – 24 hours

www.missingpersons.org

National Drugs Helpline

0800 77 66 00 24 hour free advice

 

NHS Direct 0845 4647

www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

NYAS – National Youth Advocacy Service

0800 61 61 01

www.nyas.net

OfSTED Complaints Line 0300 123 4666

www.ofsted.gov.uk

Religious Festivals  

www.support4learning.com

Recovery Connections 800 993 3869 www.recoveryconnection.org/compulsive-overeating-binge-eating
Samaritans 08457 90 90 90 (in UK)
1850 60 90 90 90 (Rep of Ireland)

www.samaritans.org.uk

Sex Education Forum Information Helpline 0845 458 9910

www.ncb.org.uk/sef/

Tax & Tax Credit Advice for Foster Carers: (HMRC)

Newly Self Employed 0300 200 3504
Self Assessment Helpline 0300 200 3310
Self employed NI Helpline 0300 200 3505
Tax Credit Helpline 0345 300 3900

 

Training Support & development Standards for Foster Carers (previously CWDC) Frequently asked Questions and further information

 

www.education.gov.uk/

Transfer of Foster Carers between Agencies Protocol  
VOICE......for the child in care 0808 800 5792 www.voiceyp.org
Young Minds 0207 336 8445
Parents information service 0800 018 2138

www.youngminds.org


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