Parenting Services

Parenting services

Aberlour Childcare Trust

A charity providing over 40 services across Scotland, helping children affected by a wide range of issues, from parental drug and alcohol use to those with social, educational and behavioural difficulties. 

0131 319 8071 

Capability Scotland

A charity working with disabled people of all ages, and their families, across Scotland. They offer a range of services, including family support, respite care and supported living, and have an advice line for their own services, specialist advice on Cerebral Palsy and general advice on disability issues. 

0131 337 9876 

Children 1st

A ‘child centred’ organisation providing national and local services for vulnerable children, young people aged 0-19 years, and their families. 

0131 446 2300 

Family First

An organisation offering support services to families in the Highlands with at least one child 0 - 3 years of age.  They provide a flexible home visiting service and organisation of local parenting groups. 

01463 703 033 

Lone Parent Helpline

Free, confidential information and advice for lone parents and their families. 

0808 801 0323, free from landlines, Vodafone, 3, Orange, Virgin and T-Mobile Monday to Friday 9:30-4:30 


Parenting website run by parents, offering information and advice on parenting issues from conception through the teenage years. 

National Childbirth Trust

Pregnancy and baby-centred parenting organisation offering a range of antenatal classes, helplines, nearly new sales, social and educational events. 

One Parent Families Scotland 

Information about benefits, entitlements, employment, education, housing and parenting issues. 

One Space

Parenting website for single parents, with information on issues including, bullying, parenting teenagers and life after separation. 

Parenting Across Scotland

Scottish Government funded website offering information and access to support services across Scotland. 

ParentLine Scotland

Helpline for any parent or carer looking for information, advice, support or guidance. Monday, 

Wednesday and Friday 9-5, Tuesday and Thursday 9-9. 

0808 800 2222 


Parenting website run by parents, offering information on everything from local services, special events, places to go, things to do, and advice and support on pretty much everything to do with parenting. 

Relationships Scotland

Scottish organisation offering relationship counselling, family mediation and family support. 

0845 119 2020 

Scottish Marriage Care

Charity providing relationship and family counselling and early intervention programmes, regardless of relationship status. 

0141 222 2166 

Stepfamily Scotland Helpline

Support and information for anyone in a stepfamily, or about to become part of one. Monday - Thursday 12-4pm 

0845 122 8655 

Understanding Childhood

Website providing downloadable information leaflets for families and childcare professionals, on a wide range of emotional and behavioural issues.

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