Useful Links

Young Southampton

Young Southampton –
Young Southampton is the website for the Children’s Trust, and provides information on:

  • Searchable database of childcare providers
  • Help and support raising a family in Southampton
  • Information for people working with children
  • Information about schools and colleges
  • Information and advice for children and young people


Kidscape –
Kidscape offers advice and training for children and young people, families and carers and professionals concerned about bullying

Child Welfare

The NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 8005000 offers advice and support to anyone concerned about the welfare of a child. The Helpline is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Disabilities –
Government information about how your local council can help if you have a disabled child.

Young Minds –
Information from the charity Young Minds, for parents who are worried about their child’s disability.

Sibs –
Information and tips on supporting the siblings of disabled children

Drugs and Alcohol

Adfam –
Supporting families affected by drugs and alcohol

Talk to FRANK –
Confidential drugs advice and information service available 24hours a day


Child Accident Prevention Trust –
Committed to reducing the number of children and young people killed, disabled or seriously injured in accidents.

Sleep Safe –
Key messages to keep your baby safe and healthy while sleeping

Child Exploitation and Online Protection –
The government website with lots of information on how to stay safe while using the internet. It also links to the Think u Know (TUK) site below.

Think U Know –
A website created for children and young people as well as parents, carers and teachers, on how to stay safe while you surf.

Cybercrime –
A resource investigating different forms of cybercrime and how one can be better prepared to combat the tech-enemy.

Hampshire Fire and Rescue – Fire Safety in the home and Fire Setter Referral Form

Click the link above for further information on Fire Safety in the home and how to apply for a home safety visit. See below link for the fire setters referral form which includes referrals for malicious phone calls and arson in the community.

Fire Setters Referral Form


Works with families and children involved in family court proceedings, advising the family courts in England on what it considers to be in the best interests of individual children. The website offers advice for children, teenagers and families.

Family Rights Group –
The Family Rights Group advises parents and other family members whose children are involved with or require social care services and run a confidential telephone advice service for families.

Relate –
For help, support, advice and counselling for relationship difficulties

Womans Aid –
Help and support for anybody worried about or suffering domestic violence and offers a free 24 hours a day telephone helpline

Mental Health

No Limits –
No Limits is a charity that offers information, advice, counselling, advocacy and support for young people under 26 living in Southampton and Hampshire.

Young – Minds
YoungMinds is a national charity that works specifically to improve the mental health and emotional well-being of all children and young people.

Counselling Directory-
A national directory of counsellors, including information on many different types of distress, as well as articles, news, and events.
Remember that No Limits provides free Counselling for young people in Southampton

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