Helpline numbers:

Family Placement team: 01225 394949

Fostering Network:  02076 206400

Coram BAAF: 02075 200300

Off the Record: 01225 312481

Family support:01225 421686

Virtural school:01225 296932

Foster talk:01527 836910

 

Websites :

https://www.gov.uk/child-adoption/overview

https://www.gov.uk/foster-carers/becoming-a-foster-carer

https://www.thefosteringnetwork.org.uk/

http://www.corambaaf.org.uk/

http://www.adoptionconcurrency.org/

http://www.newfamilysocial.org.uk/

http://www.smallstepsonline.co.uk/

https://jennydrewsomething.wordpress.com/

http://www.wiseoldsayings.com/adoption-quotes/ (quotes from adopters)

Document 

Adoption Support for Children 

Adoption Support for Birth Families

Adoption Information Pack 

Adoption Support for Adoptive Families 

Adoption Support for Adopted Adults 

Adoption Statment of Purpose 

Fostering Statement of Purpose 

Fostering Information Pack 

Family & Friends Care Policy 

Training Booklet

Where can I find international food

Where can I find places of worship 

Young Person’s Guide to WorkingTogether to Safeguard Children

Young Person's Guide to Working Together to Safeguard Children

(concise version)

Toy Library 

Useful Contacts 

CoramBAAF

Coram Campus

41 Brunswick Square

London WC1N 1AZ

Tel: 020 7520 0300

mail@corambaaf.org.uk

BAAF promotes public understanding of adoption and fostering; acts as an independent voice in the field of child care to inform and influence policy-makers.

The Fostering Network

87 Blackfriars Road

London SE1 8HA

Tel: 020 7620 6400

info@fostering.net

Fostering Network aims to improve the quality of care for children and young people who are in foster care in the UK.  

VOICE

320 City Road

London EC1V 2NZ

Phone: 020 7833 5792

Fax: 020 7713 1950

Email: info@voiceyp.org

Freephone number for young people to call: 0808 800 5792

VOICE provides an independent person service for the Child Act complaints procedure; gives advice about the use of the complaints procedure.

Family Rights Group

2nd Floor

The Print House

18 Ashwin Street

London E8 3DL

Tel: 0207 923 2628

Freephone: 0808 801 0366

office@frg.org.uk

The Family Rights Group offers an advice line for parents, relatives and carers who have children and young people in contact with social service departments on a Child Protection Register.

Who Cares? Trust

15 – 18 White Lion Street

London N1 9PG

Tel: 020 7251 3117

For young people only email: mailto:mailbox@thewhocarestrust.org.uk

Who Cares? offers a practical service for young people on health; education; counselling; employment and information.  

National Children's Bureau

8 Wakley Street

London EC1V 7QE

Tel: 020 7843 6000

mailto:enquiries@ncb.org.uk

This organisation carries out research and influences policy and practice on matters relating to young people and families.  

ABUSE

Childline

Freepost 1111

London N1 0BR

Tel: 0800 1111 (freephone)

NSPCC Child Protection Helpline

Freephone 0808 800 5000

Advice, information and referrals 24-hour service

Kidscape

2 Grosvenor Gardens

London SW1W 0DH

Tel: 020 7730 3300

info@kidscape.org.uk

Family Lives South West

41 Palace Chambers

London Road

Stroud GL5 2AJ

Tel: 01453 751676

Organisation for parents under stress.

ADOPTION

Post-Adoption Centre

5 Torriano Mews

Torriano Avenue

London NW5 2RZ

Tel: 020 7284 0555

NCH Action for Children

22 Lucerne Road

London N5 1TZ

Tel: 020 7704 7070

South West Adoption Network (SWAN)

162 Pennywell Road

Easton 

Bristol BS5 0TX

0117 9350005

jan.cleave@ccsadoption.org

Coram BAAF

Coram Campus

41 Brunswick Square

London WC1N 1AZ

Tel: 020 7520 0300

mail@corambaaf.org.uk

BLIND/VISUALLY IMPAIRED

RNIB (Royal National Institute for the Blind)

105 Judd Street

London WC1H 9NE

Tel: 0303 123 9999

CHILDREN

NSPCC

(National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

Weston House

42 Curtain Road

London EC2A 3NH

Tel: 020 7825 2500

Cry-sis Support Group

BM Cry-sis

London WC1N 3XX

Tel: 020 7404 5011

Or 08451 228 669

info@cry-sis.org.uk

Self-help and support for families with excessively crying, sleepless and demanding young children.

British Institute for Brain Injured Children

Knowle Hall

Knowle

Bridgwater

Somerset TA7 8PJ

Tel: 01278 685573

National Stepfamily Association

Chapel House

18 Hatton Place

London EC1N 8RU

Tel: 020 7209 2460

CAREERS

Bath and North East Somerset 11-19 Preventions Service

(was Connexions)

Tel: 01225 395 343 (until September ’14)  

City of Bath College

Avon Street

Bath BA1 1UP

Tel: 01225 312191

CARERS

Crossroads Care

The Carers Centre

1 Graham Road

Weston-super-Mare

BS23 1YA

Tel: 01934 411840

Support and information for people who care for a disabled person at home.

CITIZENS ADVICE/EMPLOYMENT

Bath Citizen's Advice Bureau

2 Edgar Buildings

George Street

Bath

BA1 2EE

Tel: 0344 848 7919

Bath Volunteer Bureau

Bath Library

The Podium

Bath

BA1 5AN

Tel: 01225 338105

info@vol-centre.org.uk

Job Centre Plus – DWP

Somerset Hall

Somerset Street

Bath

BA1 1TS 

Tel: 0845 604 3719

CRIME VICTIMS

Relate (Avon)

133 Cheltenham Road

Bristol BS6 5RR

Tel: 0117 9428444

info@relate-avon.org.uk

Victim Support

12a Westgate Street

Bath BA1 1EQ

Tel: 01225 444212

YOUTH COUNSELLING

Off The Record

Open House Centre

Manvers Street

Bath BA1 1JW

Tel: 01225 312481

office@offtherecord-banes.co.uk

HEARING IMPAIRMENT AND DISORDERS

ACTION ON HEARING LOSS

(the new name for the RNID) 

13b Church Farm Business Park

Corston

Bath BA2 9AP

Tel: 01225 837590 – voice and minicom

Action on Hearing Loss

19-23 Featherstone Street

London EC1Y 8SL

Tel: 020 7296 8000

British Deaf Association

3rd floor, 356 Holloway Road

London N7 6PA

Tel: 020 76974140

DEPRESSION

The Samaritans

10 Newbridge Hill

Bath  BA1 3PU

Tel: 0845 7909090

DISCRIMINATION/RACISM

Institute of Race Relations

2-6 Leeke Street

London WC1X 9HS

Tel: 020 7837 0041

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Fleetbank House, 

2 – 6 Salisbury Square

London

EC4Y 8JX

Tel: 020 78327800

Bath Racial Equality Council (BREC)

5 Pierrepont Place

Bath BA1 1JX

Tel: 01225 442352

Equality and Human Rights Commission

Arndale House

Arndale Centre

Manchester M4 3AQ

Tel: 01618298100

DISABILITY

RADAR

(Royal Association for Disability and Rehabilitation)

12 City Forum

250 City Road

London EC1V 8AF

Tel: 020 7250 3222

Epilepsy Action

New Anstey House

Gate Way Drive

Yeadon

Leeds LS19 7XY

Tel: 0113 2108800

Disability Sport England

21 Bloomsbury Street

London

WC1B 3HF

Tel: 0345 8508508

Disabled Living Foundation

4th Floor, Jessica House

Red Lion Square

191 Wandsworth High Street

London  SW18 4LS

Tel: 020 728 96111

Riding for the Disabled

Norfolk House

1a Tournament Court

Edgehill Drive Warwick, 

Warwickshire CV34 6LG

Tel: 01926 492915

SCOPE (Spastics Society) - Bristol Office

6 Market Road

London

N7 9PW

Tel: 020 76197100

Freephone: 0808 800 333

Spinal Injuries Association

SIA House

2 Trueman Place

Oldbrook

Milton Keynes MK6 2HH

01908 604 191

0800 980 0501

Down's Syndrome Association

Langdon Down Centre

2a Langdon Park

Teddington

Middlesex

TW11 9PS

0333 1212 300

MENCAP

123 Golden Lane

London EC1Y 0RT

Tel: 020 7454 0454

Or 0808 808 1111

SHINE

(formerly Association for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus)

42 Park Road

Peterborough PE1 2UQ

Tel: 01733 555988

DRUG AND ALCOHOL ABUSE

ADFAM 

25 Corsham Street

London

N1 6DR

Tel: 020 7553 7640

A National Charity for the families and friends of drug users.  

Alcoholics Anonymous

Tel: 0117 926 5520

New Highway (as of June 2010 - formerly Bath Area Drugs Advisory Service (BADAS) 

http://www.newhighway.org.uk

Developing Health and Independence (DHI)

15/16 Milsom Street

Bath BA1 1DE

Tel: 01225 478730

Narcotics Anonymous UK Helpline 

Tel: 0300 999 1212

LAW

Coram Children's Legal Centre 

Riverside Office Centre

Century House North 

North Station Road 

Colchester, CO1 1RE

Tel:  01206 714 650 NB: no legal advice over the phone – via email only

info@coramclc.org.uk

 

LESBIAN AND GAY

Acceptance

Tel: 01795 501 800

Open Tuesday to Friday 7-9pm

Support Group for parents of lesbians and gay men.

Bristol Lesbian and Gay Switchboard

Tel: 0117 922 1328

Open daily 7.30 – 10.30pm

HORMONES

The Pituitary Foundation

86 Colston Street

BRISTOL

BS1 5BB

Tel: 0845 450 0376

Tel: 0117 370 1320

Advice and support to pituitary patients, their families and carers. We are the UK's leading charity providing support to people affected by disorders of the pituitary gland such as Acromegaly, Cushing's, Prolactinoma, Diabetes Insipidus and Hypopituitarism.

MENTAL HEALTH/ILLNESS

MIND

(Association for Mental Health)

35 Old Market Street

Old Market

Bristol

BS2 0EZ

0117 980 0370

LOCAL GOVERNMENT OMBUDSMAN

The Local Government Ombudsman

PO Box 4771

Coventry  CV4 0EH

Tel: 0300 061 0614

PREGNANCY & CHILDBIRTH

Brook Bristol The Station(Brook Advisory)

3rd Floor, The Station, Silver Street, Broadmead, Bristol

BS1 2AG 

Tel: 0117 929 0090

BPAS (British Pregnancy Advice Service)

Riverside Health Centre

James Street West

Bath

BA1 2BT

0845 730 4030

LIFE Pregnancy Care Service

Egerton Road

Bristol BS7 8HU

0808 8025433

Mothers for Mothers

82 Colston Street

Bristol BS1 5BB

0117 975 6006

Postnatal illness support group

National Childbirth Trust

0300 330 0700

SEX/SEXUALITY

Brook Advisory Centres

421 Highgate Studios

53-79 Highgate Road

London

NW5 1TL

Helpl

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