Helpful organisations

The following organisations can provide information and guidance on a range of childhood issues.

Quick links

ACTIVITIES FOR TODDLERS

Tumble Tots (UK) Ltd

0121 585 7003
Bluebird Park
Bromsgrove Road
Hunnington, Halesowen
West Midlands
B62 0TT

www.tumbletots.com

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ASTHMA

Asthma UK Scotland

0131 226 2544
Adviceline:
0800 121 62 44
4 Queen Street
Edinburgh EH2 1JE

www.asthma.org.uk

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AUTISM

Scottish Autism

0125 972 0044
Head Office
Hilton House
Alloa Business Centre
Whins Road
Alloa FK10 3SA

www.scottishautism.org

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BEHAVIOURAL DIFFICULTIES AND ADHD

Afasic Scotland (Children with speech, language and communication impairment)

0845 355 5577
The Vine
43 Magdalen Yard Road
Dundee
DD1 4NE

www.afasicscotland.org.uk

Hyperactive Children’s Support Group

0124 353 9966
71 Whyke Lane
Chichester
West Sussex PO19 7PD

www.hacsg.org.uk

National Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service

020 8952 2800
ADDISS
Premier House
112 Station Road
Edgware
Middlesex
HA8 7BJ

www.addiss.co.uk

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BENEFITS

www.gov.uk/browse/benefits/


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BREASTFEEDING

UNICEF UK Baby Friendly Initiative


www.babyfriendly.org.uk

Breastfeeding Network

National Breastfeeding Helpline: 0300 100 0212
www.breastfeedingnetwork.org.uk

La Leche League


www.laleche.org.uk

National Childbirth Trust


www.nct.org.uk

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CANCER AND LEUKEMIA

CLIC Sargent

0141 572 5700
Mercantile Chambers
53 Bothwell Street
Glasgow G2 6TS

www.clicsargent.org.uk

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CAR SAFETY

Iain Goodwill Trust
01463 741854
Viewfield
Pettyvaich
Kiltarlity
Beauly
IV4 7HU

www.iains-trust.org

CARE SERVICES

Care Inspectorate
0845 600 9527

www.careinspectorate.com


CEREBRAL PALSY

Bobath Scotland

0141 352 5000
Bobath Scotland
Children's Cerebral Palsy Therapy Centre
Bradbury House
10 High Craighall Road
Glasgow G4 9UD

www.bobathscotland.org.uk

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CHILDREN’S CENTRES/DAY CARE

Family and Childcare

020 7940 7510
2nd Floor, The Bridge
81 Southwark Bridge Road
London SE1 0NQ

www.daycaretrust.org.uk

Scottish Childminding Association

01786 445377
7 Melville Terrace
Stirling FK8 2ND

www.childminding.org

Scottish Pre-school Play Association

0141 221 4148
SPPA Centre
21- 23 Granville Street
Glasgow G3 7EE

www.sppa.org.uk

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CLEFT PALATE

Cleft Lip and Palate Association (CLAPA)

020 7833 4883
Green Man Tower
332B Goswell Road
London EC1V 7LQ

www.clapa.com

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CROHN’S DISEASE / ULCERATIVE COLITIS

Crohn's in Childhood Research Association (CICRA)

020 8949 6209
Parkgate House
356 West Barnes Lane
Motspur Park
Surrey KT3 6NB

www.cicra.org

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CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Cystic Fibrosis Trust

0300 373 1000
11 London Road
Bromley
Kent BR1 1BY

www.cysticfibrosis.org.uk

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DEAF/HARD OF HEARING

National Deaf Children’s Society Scotland

0141 354 7850
Second Floor
Empire House
131 West Nile Street
Glasgow G1 2RX

www.ndcs.org.uk

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DENTAL HEALTH

British Dental Health Foundation

0845 063 1188
Smile House
2 East Union Street
Rugby
Warwickshire CV22 6AJ

www.dentalhealth.org.uk

Childsmile Dental Health Programme

www.child-smile.org

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DISABILITY SUPPORT

Enable Scotland

www.enable.org.uk

Capability Scotland

0131 337 9876
11 Ellersly Road
Edinburgh
EH12 6HY

www.capability-scotland.org.uk

Contact a Family Scotland

0131 659 2930
Helpline
0808 808 3555

www.cafamily.org.uk

The Family Fund

08449 744 099
Unit 4
Alpha Court
Monks Cross Drive
Huntington
York YO32 9WN

www.familyfund.org.uk

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Scottish Women’s Aid Scotland Domestic Abuse

0800 027 1234
132 Rose Street
Edinburgh EH2 3JD

www.scottishwomensaid.co.uk

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DOWN’S SYNDROME

Down's Syndrome Scotland

0131 313 4225
158/160 Balgreen Road
Edinburgh EH11 3AU

www.dsscotland.org.uk

DRUG AND ALCOHOL PROBLEMS

Alcohol Concern

020 7566 9800
Suite B5
West Wing
New City Cloisters
196 Old Street
London EC1V 9FR

www.alcoholconcern.org.uk

Drink Smarter

www.drinksmarter.org

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E.COLI

H.U.S.H

0800 731 4679
79 Hayes End Road
Hayes
UB4 8EJ

www.ecoli-uk.com

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ECZEMA/SKIN CONDITIONS

National Eczema Society

0870 241 3604
Hill House
Highgate Hill
London N19 5NA

www.eczema.org

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EPILEPSY

Epilepsy Action

0808 800 5050
New Anstey House
Gate Way Drive
Leeds LS19 7XY

www.epilepsy.org.uk

Epilepsy Scotland

0808 800 2200
48 Govan Road
Glasgow G51 1JL

www.epilepsyscotland.org.uk

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FIRST AID

St John Ambulance

020 7324 4000
27 St John’s Lane
London
EC1M 4BU
www.sja.org.uk

British Red Cross — Scotland

0141 891 4000
4 Nasmyth Place
Glasgow G52 4PR

www.redcross.org.uk

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FOOD/NUTRITION ADVICE

Food Standards Agency, Scotland

0122 428 5100
St Magnus House
25 Guild Street
Aberdeen AB11 6NJ

www.food.gov.uk/scotland

Allergy UK

01322 619898
Planwell House
LEFA Business Park
Edgington Way
Sidcup
Kent DA14 5BH

www.allergyuk.org

British Dietetic Association

0121 2000 8080
5th Floor
Charles House
148/9 Great Charles Street
Queensway
Birmingham
B3 3HT

www.bda.uk.com

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GROWTH

Child Growth Foundation

020 8995 0257
21 Malvern Drive
Sutton
Coalfield B76 1PZ

www.childgrowthfoundation.org

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HEART PROBLEMS

The Scottish Association for Children with Heart Disorders

www.youngheart.info

British Heart Foundation

020 7554 0000
Greater London House
180 Hampstead Road
London
NW1 7AW

www.bhf.org.uk

Children’s Heart Federation

0808 808 5000
Level One
2-4 Great Eastern Street
London EC2A 3NW

www.chfed.org.uk

Home Safety

Home Fire Safety Visit


www.dontgivefireahome.org

Home Safety Scotland


www.firescotland.gov.uk

The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)

0131 449 9379
Livingstone House
43 Discovery Terrace
Heriot- Watt University
Research Park
Edinburgh
EH14 4AP

www.rospa.com

IMMUNISATION

Immunisation Scotland

www.immunisationscotland.org.uk

KIDNEY DISEASE / RENAL FAILURE

UK National Kidney Federation

0845 601 0209
The Point
Coach Road
Shireoaks
Worksop
S81 8BW

www.kidney.org.uk

LEARNING DIFFICULTIES

Enable

0300 0200 101
INSPIRE House
3 Renshaw Place
Eurocentral
Lanarkshire
ML1 4UF

www.enable.org.uk

Mindroom

0131 475 2330
Norton Park
57 Albion Road
Edinburgh
EH7 5QY

www.mindroom.org

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LUNG DISEASE

British Lung Foundation

0141 248 0050
Suite 103- 104
Baltic Chambers
50 Wellington Street
Glasgow
G2 6HJ

www.lunguk.org

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MENINGITIS

Meningitis Now

01453 768000
Fern House
Bath Road
Stroud
Gloucestershire
GL5 3TJ

www.meningitisnow.org

Meningitis Research Foundation

080 8800 3344
www.meningitis.org

MENTAL HEALTH

Breathing Space

Helpline:
0800 83 85 87

www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk

Young Minds

080 8025544
Suite 11
Baden Place
Crosby Row
London
SE1 1YW

www.youngminds.org.uk

NHS Inform

Health and Care Information
0800 2244 88

www.nhsinform.co.uk

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NHS 24

If you’re ill when your GP surgery is closed and you feel it cannot wait until it re-opens, you can call NHS 24 on 111. Your condition will be assessed by a nurse.

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PARENTING ADVICE

GOV.UK

The new place to find government services and information; replacing Directgov

www.gov.uk

One Parent Families Scotland

www.opfs.org.uk

National Lone Parent Helpline

0808 801 0323

Parenting Across Scotland

Resources and information for families in Scotland

www.parentingacrossscotland.org.uk

Fathers Network Scotland

www.fathersnetwork.org.uk

Parentline Scotland

0800 028 2233

Email parentlinescotland@children1st.org.uk

PLAY

Play Talk Read

www.playtalkread.org

READING

Bookbug Programme

www.scottishbooktrust.com

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RELATIONSHIPS

Relationships Scotland, Relationship counselling, Family Mediation and Child Coact Centresnt

0845 119 2020
18 York Place
Edinburgh
EH1 3EP

www.relationships-scotland.org.uk

The Spark

The relationship helpline:
0808 802 2088
Supporting Scotland's marriages, relationships and families.

www.thespark.org.uk

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SOCIAL SUPPORT FOR PARENTS

The Home-Start Centre

8-10 West Walk
Leicester
LE1 7NA

www.home-start.org.uk

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SICK CHILDREN

Action for Sick Children Scotland

0131 553 6553
22 Laurie Street
Edinburgh
EH6 7AB

www.ascscotland.org.uk

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SPEECH/ LANGUAGE

Talk To Your Baby

www.literacytrust.org.uk/talk_to_your_baby

STOP SMOKING

Smokeline

0800 848484

www.canstopsmoking.com

Steps for Stress

www.stepsforstress.org

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TERMINAL CHILD ILLNESS

Together for Short Lives

0845 108 2201
4th Floor
Bridge House
48- 52 Baldwin Street
Bristol
BS1 1QB

www.togetherforshortlives.org.uk

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TRAVEL AND ROAD SAFETY

Go Safe with Ziggy

0131 244 6133
Road Safety Scotland
Transport Scotland
Road Safety Team
Pentland House
47 Robb’s Loan
Edinburgh
EH14 1TY

www.gosafewithziggy.com

TWINS AND MULTIPLE BIRTHS

Tamba

0800 138 0509

Lower Ground Floor & Studio
Hitherbury House
97 Portsmouth Road
Guildford
GU2 4YF

www.tamba.org.uk

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Last updated: 16 December 2015
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