Need help or information

If your family is involved with local authority children's services, or you need help from these services, our new interactive web-pages will give you the information you need.

There have been changes to law and practice in the last few weeks, particularly regarding the assessment of children’s needs, child protection enquires and legal aid. We are currently in the process of updating our advice information to include these changes but in the meantime if you have questions about any of the issues, please call our advice line on 0808 801 0366 opening hours Monday - Friday 9.30am - 3.00pm excluding Bank Holidays.

To get started click on the question below that most closely matches your situation.

Are you scared your child will be adopted?

Are you raising a friend or relative's child?

Are you worried about a friend or relative's child?


Do you need help from the local authority to look after your child?


Are social workers worried about your child's safety?


Do you have a child in care?