Family Support

0300 123 3393 Bradford Council’s Children’s Social Care Services:

01274 437500 (8.30am- 5pm Monday – Thursday, 8.30am – 4.30pm Friday)

01274 431010 Social Services Emergency Duty Team

01274 435600 Children’s Specialist Services

If you believe a child is in immediate risk of harm, contact the police on 999


The parent/child relationship is the foundation to keeping children safe and supporting their social development and educational attainment.

Parenting can be a challenging task. Maintaining a positive relationship can sometimes be difficult as children grow and develop and seek an identity that may be different from their own family.

Children and young people have a natural curiosity which as parents we want to encourage. However, as our children grow up we have to take different steps to ensure their safety.

Currently a number of young girls and boys have been persuaded to leave the country against the wishes of their families, or in secret, putting themselves in extreme danger.

The Active Change Foundation (ACF) – The Active Change Foundation provide a confidential helpline to prevent British nationals from travelling to conflict zones. ACF Confidential helpline telephone number is 02085392770.

Childline – 0800 1111

Samaritans - 116 123

Staying Put – Domestic Abuse

Women’s Aid – Domestic Abuse

Mens Advice Line – Domestic Abuse

Mental Health Help

Bereavement Support – 0808 808 1677

Child Accident Prevention Trust – The Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT) is dedicated to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled and seriously injured as a result of accidents

Save The Children – Long-term development and prevention work to help children, their families and communities to be self-sufficient. We learn from the reality of children’s lives and campaign for solutions to the problems they face.

Family and Childcare Trust – Runs a helpline for parents with general childcare queries. Their web site contains information on childcare options and details of financial support available to pay for childcare.

Home Start (UK) – Home-Start is the UK’s leading family support organisation for families with children in the 5+ age group. Home-Start volunteers provide emotional and practical support and friendship to families in their own homes. By doing so they represent a lifeline for many families when things are difficult.

Family Holiday Association – A national charity dedicated to providing holidays for deprived families.

NHS Choices – Provides a large database of information about common complaints together with self-help advice.

ParentLine Plus – A source of help before a problem becomes a crisis! They provide help and information to anyone looking after a child including parenting courses.

Contact a Family – UK charity helping children with special needs and/or disabilities.

BBC Adult Learning – Lots of information about adult learning.

Bradford Metropolitan District Council – Various information about the services provided by the Bradford Council.

DirectGov – The new place to find government services and information.

ParentLink – ParentLink is designed to increase parents’ confidence and skills by supporting and linking them with a network of information, ideas and community services.

Citizens Advice Bureau – The Citizens Advice service helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policy makers.

Open University – Look in to learning something new today.

Sesame Street Autism Resources for Parents – This site may provide help and advice for parents of children with Autism

NSPCC –  Work directly with children and families at their service centres. NSPCC provide therapeutic services to help children move on from abuse. They also support parents and families in caring for their children and help professionals make the best decisions for children, across the UK.

Mental Health Foundation – Help people to thrive through understanding, protecting and sustaining their mental health. The Mental Health Foundation is the UK’s charity for everyone’s mental health. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we aim to find and address the sources of mental health problems.

E-Safety Leaflet for Parents (Urdu) A helpful website with downloadable guides regarding child internet safety

Safe Smartphone Use for Children’. Please click this link to find a guide which is user friendly and can act as a quick reference when discussing smartphones with your child.