Other Service Providers

Below is a directory of organisations that support working parents; from legal advice and family-friendly policy advisors, to charities supporting single parents and research organisations. If your organisation are working hard to support mums and dads, please email us so that we can add you to our directory.

LEGAL ADVICE AND RIGHTS

ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)            

Information on maternity rights and benefits.

www.acas.org.uk

0300 123 1100


Child Benefit Helpline

Information on Child Benefit.

www.hmrc.gov.uk

Helpline: 0300 200 3100


Department for Business Innovation and Skills

Information from the government about maternity and paternity leave and pay.

www.bis.gov.uk


Equality and Human Rights Commission

Information on rights linked to pregnancy and maternity leave.

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com


Health and Safety Executive

Information about health and safety at work including advice for pregnant and breastfeeding mothers.

www.hse.gov.uk


Tax Credit Helpline     

Child and Working Tax Credit information.

www.taxcredits.hrmc.gov.uk

Helpline: 0345 300 3900

CHARITIES SUPPORTING PARENTS

Family Lives

Helpline that provides information, advice, guidance and support on any aspect of parenting and family life, including bullying. The helpline service is open 9am – 9pm, Monday to Friday and 10am – 3pm Saturday and Sunday.

http://www.familylives.org.uk/

Helpline: 0808 800 2222


Family and Childcare Trust

Family and Childcare Trust aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents to reduce pressures on family life.

http://www.familyandchildcaretrust.org


National Childbirth Trust

Offer information and support in pregnancy, birth and early parenthood. They introduce parents to other local parents to gain practical and emotional support.

https://www.nct.org.uk/


Maternity Action

The charity provides advice and information; helps to change attitudes and policy; provides training and consultancy; and undertakes research.

www.maternityaction.org.uk/

Helpline: 0845 600 8533


Tommy’s

Tommy’s research into pregnancy problems and provide information to parents.

http://www.tommys.org

Tel: 0207 398 3400

INFORMATION FOR FATHERS

Dad info

Articles with advice for fathers on a number of issues including relationships, education and separation.

www.dad.info


Fatherhood Institute

A leading provider of information for and about fathers in the UK.

www.fatherhoodinstitute.org

Helpline: 0845 634 1328


Fathers need fathers

The organisation helps parents whose children’s relationship with them is under threat. They provide information, advice and support services for parents on how to do the best for their children.

https://fnf.org.uk/

INFORMATION FOR MOTHERS

Mumsnet

Mumsnet is one of the UK’s largest websites for parents. It hosts discussion forums where users share peer-to-peer advice and information on parenting, products and many other issues.

www.mumsnet.com/


Netmums

Netmums is the UK’s biggest parenting website offering local info, expert parenting advice, chat, competitions, recipes and friendly support.

www.netmums.com

CHARITIES FOR SINGLE PARENTS

Gingerbread    

The charity provides advice and practical support for single parents.

www.gingerbread.org.uk

Helpline: 0808 802 0925


Only Dads and Only Mums

Advice and support for single dads and mums

http://www.onlydads.org

http://www.onlymums.org

CHARITIES SUPPORTING ADDITIONAL PARENTING NEEDS

Contact a Family

Contact a Family is a national charity that exists to support the families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.

www.cafamily.org.uk


Mencap

The organisation works with adults and children with learning disabilities.

https://www.mencap.org.uk


Scope

Scope is a leading UK charity supporting both adults and children with disabilities.

http://www.scope.org.uk

ORGANISATIONS FOCUSED ON SUPPORTING WORKING PARENTS

Citymothers and cityfathers

Citymothers & Cityfathers are networks for parents in City professions managing careers and children.

www.cityparents.co.uk


Digital Mums

Digital mums trains mums to be social media managers to fit around their schedule

www.digitalmums.com

hello@digitalmums.org


Family Friendly Working

Support network for those that want to balance work better with family life

www.familyfriendlyworking.co.uk/


My Family Care

My Family Care helps employers with their work+family strategies and helps to implement employee solutions.

https://www.myfamilycare.co.uk


Parenting Matters

Through parent coaching, Parenting Matters have helped hundreds of mums and dads become more confident parents

http://www.parentingmatters.co.uk/index.php

01494 677575


The Parent Practice

Providers of positive parenting courses, designed to improve parenting skills, encourage good habits and improve discipline with children at home and school.

http://www.theparentpractice.com/

020 8673 3444


She’s back

The organisation helps business access the untapped talent in people who left to take a career break.

www.shesback.co.uk


The Working Parent.com

Provides advice and support for working parents.

www.workingparent.com


Working families

Campaigns for and provides information on new, flexible ways of working that help achieve a balance between work and family.

www.workingfamilies.org.uk

Helpline: 0300 012 0312


Working mothers (US site)

The site is a magazine style site with tit bits on managing work and home. It also has a research institute to look at trends for working mothers.

http://www.workingmother.com


Working mums.co.uk

Provides advice and support to parents and also advertises jobs.

http://www.workingmums.co.uk

FLEXIBLE WORKING AND FAMILY FRIENDLY POLICIES

Agile Future Forum

This is a business to business organisation that believes workplace agility is already generating tangible economic benefits with more to be realized.

http://www.agilefutureforum.co.uk


Business in the Community

Members of BITC work together to tackle a wide range of issues that are essential to building a fairer society and a more sustainable future. They run the Work Well Campaign, which is committed to improving levels of understanding of the role of workplace wellness.

http://www.bitc.org.uk


Mumsnet – Family Friendly Awards

Every year, Mumsnet’s Family Friendly Awards celebrate the companies making life easier for families in the UK.

http://www.mumsnet.com/family-friendly


Back 2 Business Ship Programme

Free Back to Business Ship programme for mums planning a return to work in the media/communications/advertising industry.

http://www.mumsnet.com/family-friendly/starmedia


Timewise

Timewise is interested in how flexible working can help businesses to attract and nurture great talent.

http://timewise.co.uk

RESEARCH ORGANISATIONS

Institute of Employment Studies

The organisation provides insights on employment and human resource management topics to help improve policy and practice.

http://www.employment-studies.co.uk


World at Work

Research centre based in the US.

http://www.worldatwork.org/