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Child abuse - organisations for parents

This advice applies to England

Family Rights Group

The Family Rights Group help parents whose children have been taken into care. They can provide legal advice and guidance to parents on how to tackle conflicts with social workers and can in some cases take up a case on a parent's behalf. Family Rights Group can also provide details of local solicitors who have expertise in this area, and of local self-help support groups.

Helpline: 0808 801 0366 (Freephone)(Monday to Friday from 9.30am to 3.00pm)


Family Rights Group
Second Floor
The Print House
18 Ashwin Street
E8 3DL

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing information and support to anyone in a parenting role. The helpline is staffed by trained volunteers who are parents themselves. They can provide advice on a whole range of subjects, including help for those who are at risk of abusing their children.

Helpline: 0808 800 2222 (24 hours a day, every day. Family Lives staff answer calls from 7.00am to midnight. Samaritans answer calls from midnight to 7.00am)

Email: contact form available on the website
Twitter: @familylives

Family Lives
CAN Mezzanine
49-51 East Road
N1 6AH

Stop it Now! UK & Ireland

Stop it Now! UK & Ireland provides a confidential helpline and email service for adults who have abused, or are thinking about abusing, a child. 

Helpline: 0808 100 0900 (freephone)

Helpline email:


MOSAC offers practical and emotional support to non-abusing parents, carers and families of sexually abused children. MOSAC's free, confidential helpline and email advice service covers the whole of the UK. In London, free counselling and play therapy sessions are also available. 

Helpline: 0800 980 1958 (freephone) or 020 8293 9990



20 Egerton Drive
SE10 8JS


NAPAC offers support to adult survivors of all types of childhood abuse, including physical and emotional abuse and neglect.

National Association for People Abused in Childhood (NAPAC)
Support line: 0808 801 0331
Monday to Thursday 10am to 9pm, Friday 10am to 6pm
Calls are free from landlines and mobiles. They will not show on a phone bill.
Email: online contact form

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