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The Directory: Community Support and Advice

Action for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA)  

Charity supporting people injured by medical accidents.

Adoption and Fostering Line  

Providers of relevant and up-to-date information on adoption.

Advisory Centre for Education (ACE)  

Independent advice centre for parents, offering information about state education in England and Wales for 5-16 year olds, plus advice on many topics like exclusion from school, bullying, special educational needs and school admission appeals.

British Association for Adoption & Fostering (BAAF)  

Organisation supporting, advising and campaigning for better outcomes for children in care.


Organisation working with young people who find themselves in difficult situations.

Child Abuse Prevention Network  

US-based worldwide centre for professionals in the field of child abuse and neglect.

Child Poverty Action Group  

Campaigning for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children.

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)  

With a focus on rights, not charity, CRIN seek a world in which every child enjoys all of the human rights promised by the United Nations, regional organisations, and national governments alike.


An independent charity helping to find criminals and help solve crimes.

Domestic Violence Data Source  

Information relating to domestic violence published by the Family Violence Prevention Fund and the Department of Health.

Domestic Violence Intervention Project  

Voluntary body aiming to increase the safety of women and children who experience domestic violence.

Environmental Law Foundation (ELF)  

The national UK charity helping people use the law to protect and improve their local environment and quality of life.


A network of organisations and individuals working in and across Europe to improve the quality of life of children and young people.

Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS)  

Created under the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 to pay compensation if an authorised financial services firm is unable to pay claims against it. The Scheme covers deposits, insurance and investments.


Registered charity working to promote responsible attitudes to gambling and the provision of proper care for those who have been harmed by a gambling dependency.


Works nationally and locally, for and with single parent families, to improve their lives.

Housing Net  

Housing information resource

Independent Panel for Special Education Advice (IPSEA)  

IPSEA offers free and independent advice on Local Education Authorities' legal duties to assess and provide for children with special educational needs, and advice and representation when appealing to the Special Educational Needs Tribunal.

Leasehold Advisory Service (LEASE)  

Independent advice agency, funded by both Government grant and private sector contributions, providing free advice to leaseholders, landlords, professional advisers and others on the law affecting residential leasehold property. Site includes advice publications, reports and papers produced by LEASE and Leasehold Valuation Tribunal decisions and determinations.

Low Pay Unit  

Information and advice on the rights of low paid workers.

Mediation UK  

National charity that represents and supports mediation in the community.

National Association of Child Contact Centres  

Promoting safe child contact within a national framework of Child Contact Centres.

National Clearing House on Child Abuse and Neglect Information  

US organisation established by the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act to collect, organise, and disseminate information on all aspects of child maltreatment.

Parentline Plus  

National charity providing help and support to anyone caring for children.


Offers advice, relationship counselling, sex therapy, workshops, mediation, consultations and support either face-to-face, by phone or through its website.


Reunites' main objective is to provide a telephone advice line offering practical advice and information on the issue of parental child abduction and international custody disputes.It also provides specialist advice to lawyers and other interested professionals working in this area.


Charity that works to alleviate the distress caused by homelessness and bad housing by giving advice, information and advocacy to people in housing need, and by campaigning for lasting political change to end the housing crisis for good.

Tenant Participation Advisory Service  

Non-profit making English organisation that provides information, advice, training, consultancy, seminars and conferences on all aspects of involving tenants in their housing management.

Victim Support  

A charity helping people cope with the effects of crime.

Women's Aid  

National charity working to end domestic violence against women and children.