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Click on the headings below to see a list of links to useful websites.


Children & family social work

  • Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
    The regulator of the social work profession and social work education in England

  • Voice                                                                                                                       
    A major advocacy organisation for children living away from home or in need. It provides a national helpline

Children's rights

  • NYAS
    National Youth Advocacy Service (NYAS) is a UK charity providing socio-legal services

Family law

  • Cafcass                                                                                                            Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (England)
  • Cafcass Cymru                                                                                                     Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Wales)


Professional associations

    Confederation of Independent Social Work Agencies, UK

  • NAPO
    Trade union and professional association for family court and probation staff

  • BASW - the college of social work
    Professional association for social workers


Voluntary Organisations

  • Family Rights Group
    Promotes policies and practices that assist children to be raised safely and securely within their families

  • CoramBAAF
    Membership organisation for agencies and individuals with an interest in fostering, adoption and the well-being of children

  • Adoption UK
    A national charity run by and for adopters

  • Grandparents Plus
    National charity which champions the role of grandparents and the wider family in children's lives

  • Fostering Network
    Charity for everyone with a personal or professional involvement in fostering

  • TACT
    UK’s largest fostering and adoption charity and voluntary agency. Campaigns on behalf of children in care, carers and families to raise awareness of the issues they face across the UK.

  • Action for Children
    Supports and speaks out for the UK's most vulnerable, disadvantaged and neglected children and young people

  • Barnardos