Children & Young People Support Organisations

UN Convention on the Rights of a Child (UNCRC)

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international human rights treaty that grants all children and young people (aged 17 and under) a comprehensive set of rights.

The Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland has information on children’s rights and the UNCRC which can be found here –  There is also a  guide for children and young people –


Support for young people and their families, including rehabilitation services that allow children and their mums to stay together during rehab.


Children 1st

Provides a range of national and local services for vulnerable children and young people aged 0-19 years, and empower families to do their best for children and young people. Also run Parentline which includes a Kinship Care helpline.


Children of Addicted Parents and People (COAP)

Supports an online community for young people, ranging from 7 to 30 years of age, that have concerns about another family member’s addiction.


ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people

Helpline : 0800 1111


National Association for Children of Alcoholics (NACOA)

Helpline providing information, advice and support for children of alcoholics and those concerned with their welfare.

Helpline : 0800 358 3456


Action for Children

Action for ChildrenChallenge injustice and empower children to overcome the obstacles in their lives that hold them back.  They tailor their work to local circumstances, in partnership with children and young people, families, communities and local organisations.


Resources for Kids Facing Divorce

An article for children whose parents are divorcing or separating. Contains advice and links to further resources.


Muslim Youth Helpline (MYH)

MYH is a national award winning charity that provides free and confidential faith and culturally sensitive support services targeted at vulnerable young people in the UK.

Helpline : 0808 808 2008 Mon – Fri 6pm – midnight, Sat-Sun 12 noon – 12 midnight

Barnardo’s Scotland

Provide community-based services throughout Scotland working with vulnerable children, young people and their families.


ADAM (Another’s Drinking Affects Me)

A.D.A.M. is a website for young people who are concerned about or may be affected by another person’s drinking.  The person may be your Mum, Dad, a grandparent, a brother, a sister or a friend.

A.D.A.M has been developed in consultation with young people who have experienced harm as a result of someone else’s drinking and offers an opportunity to explore IF and HOW you are being affected.


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