Carers Scotland (Part of Carers UK)
Tel: 0141 445 3070
Carers Scotland work as part of Carers UK, providing expert advice, information and support; connecting carers so no-one has to care alone; campaigning together for lasting change; and finding new ways to reach and support carers.
Child Rescue Alert
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Child Rescue Alert is a system designed to alert the public, as quickly as possible, to an abduction or other high-risk child disappearance. An alert can be sent directly to individuals – for example by text message & email – as well as through broadcast media.
Department for Work & Pensions
Benefits, Pensions, Child Maintenance
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is responsible for welfare, pensions, and child maintenance policy. As the UK’s biggest public service department, it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits to over 22 million claimants and customers.
Support, information & advice
Tel: 08000 28 22 33
Often, when parents are struggling or unable to look after their children, relatives or family friends will step in & offer to help. However, kinship care can bring a host of challenges to both the carer & the child. The Kinship Care service offers support, information & advice to kinship carers, so they are better equipped to meet the needs of the children & young people in their care.
Parent Line Scotland
Tel: 08000 28 22 33
ParentLine is Scotland’s free helpline, e-mail and web-chat service for anyone caring for or concerned about a child – open until 9pm, Monday to Friday.
Safeguarding in Sport
Helping children & young people be safe and have fun in sport. We support volunteers & staff in sports organisations across Scotland to keep children safe by providing advice, consultancy and training on the development & implementation of child protection policies, procedures and good practice.
Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
Tel: 0131 524 1975
The SIAA is a membership organisation that has the overall aim of ensuring that Independent Advocacy is available to any vulnerable person in Scotland. Independent Advocacy safeguards people who are vulnerable and discriminated against or whom services find difficult to serve, empowering people who need a stronger voice by enabling them to express their own needs and make their own decisions.
Children and young people
Tel: 01236 700108
Your Voice is an advocacy organisation for children and young people. Based in Coatbridge, the types of advocacy services across North Lanarkshire offered include collective advocacy and one-to-one advocacy.