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4Children

4Children works with government, local authorities, children’s service providers, and children and parents to ensure joined up support for all children and young people aged 0-19 in their local community.

www.4Children.org.uk

Action for Children

Action for Children supports and speaks out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people, for as long as it takes to make a difference in their lives.

www.actionforchildren.org.uk

Ambitious About Autism

Ambitious about Autism is one of the UK’s leading autism campaign organisations. We work to improve the services available for children and young people with autism and increase awareness and understanding of the condition. We’re also committed to influencing policy to ensure it meets the needs of people with autism.

www.ambitiousaboutautism.org.uk

Association of Professionals in Education and Children’s Trusts

ASPECT is the professional association and trade union representing 4,000 professionals working in children’s services. These professionals play a vital role in shaping and influencing the lives of millions of children and young people.

www.aspect.org.uk 

Association for Nutrition

Find nutrition support and advice with a nutritionist registered with the Association for Nutrition.

http://www.associationfornutrition.org/Default.aspx?tabid=92

Baby Clubs

Offers advice and information to young mothers about Baby Clubs. All kinds of baby products, including essentials like nappies, wipes and baby food can also be obtained for free.

http://babyclubs.org

Barnardo’s

Barnardo’s is a leading children’s charity. We run over 400 projects across the UK that transform the lives of children and young people.

www.barnardos.org.uk

Bounty

Bounty is a parenting club which has been supporting mums for over 50 years, providing everything you could possibly need to know about pregnancy and parenthood.

www.bounty.com

British Association for Adoption and Fostering

2010 was our 30th year of supporting, advising and campaigning for better outcomes for children in care. We work with everyone involved with adoption and fostering across the UK.

www.baaf.org.uk

Centre for Literacy in Primary Education

Now in its 40th year, CLPE is passionate about raising children’s literacy and learning achievement. Our innovative classroom-based research and development strengthens our support for your school or setting.

www.clpe.co.uk

Centre for Separated Families

The Centre for Separated Families is a national charity that works with everyone affected by family separation in order to bring about better outcomes for children.

www.separatedfamilies.info  

Counselling Directory

Counselling Directory provides a huge support network of counsellors, enabling visitors to find a counsellor close to them and appropriate for their needs.

www.counselling-directory.org.uk 

Child Poverty Action Group

The Child Poverty Action Group campaigns for the abolition of child poverty in the UK and for a better deal for low-income families and children.

www.cpag.org.uk 

Centre for Research in Early Childhood

CREC specialises in early childhood research which has relevant and meaningful outcomes for practice and policy. Some of its research is transformed into training and development programmes designed for the specific needs of the early years sector.

http://www.crec.co.uk/

The Childminding Cafe

The Childminding Café is a new website created by a former Ofsted registered and Outstanding graded childminder, it helps childminders to manage their business with downloadable resources, coaching and business inspiration. There is a small annual membership fee, however non-members can access free resources and newsletters.

www.thechildmindingcafe.co.uk 

Children England

We are a leading membership organisation for the children, young people and families voluntary sector. Our mission is to create a fairer world for children, young people and families by championing the voluntary organisations which work on their behalf.

www.childrenengland.org.uk

Children’s Commissioner

Promoting the views and best interests of children and young people in England

www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk 

Children’s Food Trust

Through ensuring a balanced diet in their early years and at school, together with better family cooking skills, lifestyle and food education, the Trust exists to help protect every child’s right to eat better – and so, to do better. We provide specialist advice, training and support to anyone who provides food for children.

www.childrensfoodtrust.org.uk 

Children’s Rights Alliance for England

CRAE protects the human rights of children by lobbying government and others who hold power, by bringing or supporting test cases and by using regional and international human rights mechanisms. We provide free legal information and advice, raise awareness of children’s human rights, and undertake research about children’s access to their rights.

www.crae.org.uk

Children’s University

The Children’s University is a national organisation that provides 7 to 14 year olds with exciting and innovative learning activities and experiences outside normal school hours.

www.childrensuniversity.co.uk

CLIC Sargent

Every day 10 families are told their child has cancer. As a leading children’s cancer charity, CLIC Sargent offers them all round care and support.

www.clicsargent.org.uk

The Communication Trust

The Communication Trust is a coalition of nearly 50 voluntary and community organisations with expertise in speech, language and communication. We harness our collective expertise to support the children’s workforce and commissioners to meet the speech, language and communication needs (SLCN) of all children and young people, particularly those with SLCN.

www.thecommunicationtrust.org.uk

Contact a Family

Contact a Family’s mission and purpose is to remove the barriers imposed by society which prevent families with disabled children achieving their full potential, and to empower these families to live the lives they want to lead.

www.cafamily.org.uk

Dad Talk

DadTalk is a community of men championing fatherhood and exploring what it is to be a dad in 21st Century Britain
www.dadtalk.co.uk

Family & Childcare Trust

Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life.

www.familyandchildcaretrust.org 

dot2dot

Company offering insurance cover for the childcare and early years sector. With a wealth of resources designed to make your life as a childcare professional as easy as possible.

http://www.dot2dot.org.uk/  

Directorate Children and Young People

The Directorate aims to ensure Ministry of Defence processes exist to provide support and safeguarding of all Service children and young people living in the UK and overseas, in line with current legislation; influence Government, National and Local Authorities, and Schools in order to achieve desired outcomes outlined in the Children’s Act 2004.

www.gov.uk 

Early Education

Early Education promotes the right of all children to education of the highest quality; providing support, advice and information on best practice for everyone concerned with the education and care of young children from birth to eight.

http://www.early-education.org.uk/ 

Early Years Foundation Stage Forum

The EYFS Forum was set up in 2003, to provide support for practitioners and other professionals involved in the Foundation Stage of education.

http://eyfs.info/ 

Earlyarts

Earlyarts is the national network supporting professionals to nurture the amazing creative potential of all young children. Earlyarts Membership is free for online resources, or for a small annual fee, members can benefit personally and professionally from 1-2-1 expert support through training, master classes and leadership coaching.

http://www.earlyarts.co.uk 

Every Disabled Child Matters

Every Disabled Child Matters (EDCM) is a campaign to get rights and justice for every disabled child.

www.edcm.org.uk

Fair Play for Children

Promoting the Child’s Right to Play since 1973 in the UK and Worldwide according to the Convention on the Rights of the Child

www.fairplayforchildren.org

Family Action

The charity has been a leading provider of services to disadvantaged and socially isolated families since its foundation in 1869

www.family-action.org.uk

Family and Parenting Institute

The Family and Parenting Institute listens and talks to members of all types of families, allowing the organisation to promote the conditions which enable families and children to thrive. Their research, consultancy services and practical support is used to advise policy makers, public services and businesses.

www.familyandparenting.org 

Family Lives

Family Lives is a national charity providing help and support in all aspects of family life. They offer a dedicated phone helpline and email service for parents and carers.

www.familylives.org.uk 

Fatherhood Institute

The Fatherhood Institute aims to change work so fathers can be more available for their children, change education so that boys are better prepared for caring roles and to change support for families so that the father’s role is better recognised and supported.

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org 

Gingerbread

Gingerbread provides expert support and advice for single parents

www.gingerbread.org.uk

Grandparents Association

The Grandparents’ Association celebrates the joys of grandparenting and runs a specialist helpline offering expert advice.

www.grandparents-association.org.uk

Grandparents’ Plus

Grandparents Plus is the national charity which champions the vital role of grandparents and the wider family in children’s lives – especially when they take on the caring role in difficult family circumstances.

www.grandparentsplus.org.uk 

Honeypot

Since 1996 Honeypot has been working to enhance the lives of vulnerable children and young carers aged 5-12 years by providing respite breaks and on-going outreach support.

www.honeypot.org.uk

ICan

I CAN are the experts in helping children with communication difficulties, unlocking their potential.

www.ican.org.uk

iHV

The Institute of Health Visiting was launched on the 28th November 2012 to promote excellence in health visiting practice to benefit all children, families and communities.

http://www.ihv.org.uk/

Kids

Kids works directly with disabled children and young people, their siblings, parents and carers and provides training and guidance for professionals working with disabled children and young people.

www.kids.org.uk

Little Signers Club

Little Signers Club provides in depth training for Early Years practitioners to include signing at their settings. Signing is a simple but effective way to develop speech and language outcomes for little ones of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. Signing babies often become more confident communicators, with accelerated language acquisition, at a younger age.

www.littlesignersclub.co.uk 

London Early Years Foundation

A childcare charity and social enterprise whose ambition is to build a better future for London’s children, families and local communities through a commitment to excellence in Early Years education, training and research.

www.leyf.org.uk 

London Play

London Play aims for every child in London to have high quality, accessible and inclusive play opportunities. The organisation campaigns for more and improved play spaces and services, and supports playwork in the capital.

www.londonplay.org.uk

Mumsnet

The mumsnet website gets nearly 4 million visits per month. The organisation aims to make parents’ lives easier by pooling knowledge, advice and support through message boards and information.

www.mumsnet.com

National Day Nurseries Association

NDNA is the national charity and membership association specifically for nurseries.

www.ndna.org.uk 

National College for Teaching and Leadership

NCTL is an executive agency of the Department for Education. We improve the quality of the education workforce (teachers) and help schools to help each other improve. NCTL works with schools to develop an education system supported locally by partnerships and led by the best head teachers.

www.nationalcollege.org.uk

National Deaf Children’s Society

The National Deaf Children’s Society’s mission is to remove the barriers to the achievement of deaf children throughout the world

www.ndcs.org.uk 

National Education Trust

The National Education Trust is a leading education think and do tank which uses its extensive national and international experience to bring about improvements for learners, from the early years onwards

www.nationaleducationtrust.net

National Portage Association

Portage is a home-visiting educational service for pre-school children with additional support needs and their families.

www.portage.org.uk

NCB

NCB is a national charity aiming to improve the well-being of children and young people across every aspect of their lives.

www.ncb.org.uk 

Netmums

Netmums is a family of local sites that cover the UK, each site offering information to mothers on everything from where to find playgroups and how to eat healthily to where to meet other mothers.

www.netmums.com 

NSPCC

The NSPCC’s vision is to end cruelty to children in the UK. It campaigns to change the law, provide ChildLine and the NSPCC Helpline, offer advice for adults, and much more.

www.nspcc.org.uk 

One Space

The parenting website for all single parents. Offering a lively online community supported by experience single parenting specialists. Information on parenting alone, life after separation, health and wellbeing, work and training and much more. Confidential 1-2-1 email advice service regarding any CSA, debt or benefit issues and a full database of low cost local events and support organisations all relevant to single parents.

http://www.onespace.org.uk/ 

PACEY

PACEY is the Professional Association for Childcare and Early Years. A standard-setting organisation, we promote best practice and support childcare professionals to deliver high standards of care and learning.

www.pacey.org.uk/

Parenting UK

Parenting UK is a national membership body for the parenting workforce, promoting parenting support, keeping you informed, sharing best practice and representing your views

www.parentinguk.org

Pen Green

Based within one of the country’s largest Children’s Centres, Pen Green provides a unique education and research facility for professional training and higher education courses for everyone involved in early years.

www.pengreen.org

Pre School Learning Alliance

PSLA is a leading early years membership organisation and one of the largest providers of quality childcare in England.

www.pre-school.org.uk

Relate

Relate counsellors provide a caring and supportive environment to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing, as a couple or a family.

www.relate.org.uk 

Relationships Foundation

Studies and promotes the benefits of healthy relationships, and examines how relationships are affected by culture and policy.

www.relationshipsfoundation.org 

RSCPP

RSCPP is a Therapist Directory listing over 2,000 Therapists across the UK all of which are accredited/chartered or registered and belong to a professional body.

www.rscpp.co.uk 

Save the Children

We save children’s lives. We fight for their rights. We help them fulfil their potential.

www.savethechildren.org.uk 

 

SkillsActive

SkillsActive’s role is to create a framework of qualifications, training and continuous professional development based on industry requirements and standards. We ensure that employers can access the right qualifications, based on those national standards that have been designed by employers, ensuring their workforce is appropriately trained and qualified.

www.skillsactive.com 

Storycises

Storycises is about developing physical skills in young children.  The programme develops movement skills presented in a story format for 4-5 year olds.

http://www.storycises.com/ 

TACTYC

An early years organisation for anyone involved with the education and training of those who work with young children.

www.tactyc.org.uk 

The Children’s Society

The Children’s Society aims to create a world where all children and young people are respected, valued and heard.

www.childrenssociety.org.uk

The Fostering Network

We campaign across the UK to improve foster care for children who are fostered and the families who care for them.

http://www.fostering.net/ 

The British Kodály Academy

The British Kodály Academy is a registered charity working to promote the advancement of British music education, following the teachings of the composer and educator Zoltán Kodály. Kodály’s insights into musical education gave rise to a new approach to musical training from pre-school to diploma level, through singing and practical activity.

www.britishkodalyacademy.org