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Ageuk

Ageuk has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. They aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.

Action on Elder Abuse (AEA) works to protect, and prevent the abuse of, vulnerable older adults.  We were the first charity to address these problems and are the only charity in the UK and in Ireland working exclusively on the issue today.  Consequently, when you provide support to us, or make a donation, you can be sure that it will be used exclusively on issues relating to elder abuse and nothing else. 

Catch22 is a local charity with a national reach. They work with young people who find themselves in difficult situations.

Adoption UK is a national self-help charity run by and for adoptive parents, which offers support before, during and after adoption. It provides independent support, information and advice on good practice to all concerned with adoption, and also runs a telephone helpline.

Barnardo's is a charity which works to help vulnerable children and young people to transform their lives and fulfil their potential. Services across the UK work directly with children and young people affected by a range of issues from drug misuse to disability; youth crime to mental health; sexual abuse to domestic violence; poverty to homelessness. It also provides parenting support and campaigns for better care for children.

Brook is an organisation which provides free and confidential sexual health advice for young people.

Bullying UK is an organisation which provides help and advice for victims of bullying, their parents and schools. Formerly known as Bullying Online.

The Family Planning Association (fpa) England is a charity which works to improve sexual health and enable people to make informed choices about sex. The helpline can provide details on family planning and sexual health clinics including information on contraception, common sexually transmitted infections, pregnancy choices, abortion and planning a pregnancy. It also undertakes research and offers a range of training and educational programmes.

Kidscape is a charity working to prevent bullying and child sexual abuse. It runs an anti-bullying helpline for the use of parents, guardians or concerned relatives and friends of bullied children. It produces and distributes publications and training materials.

Missing People is a charity offering advice and support for missing people and their families and friends.

The NSPCC (National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is a national charity focussed on child protection issues and the prevention of cruelty to children. It runs a 24 hour confidential Freephone helpline for anyone concerned about the welfare of a child or young person. It also runs Childline, a helpline for children and young people at risk. The NSPCC also provides treatment and therapeutic services, support and counselling services in schools, witness support schemes  for young people and projects working around domestic violence prevention issues.

RD4U is a website designed for young people by young people. It is part of Cruse Bereavement Care's Youth Involvement Project and aims to support people after the death of someone close. Trained volunteers offer bereavement support by email or via the helpline.

Thinkuknow is a website which promotes internet safety for children, run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.

The Who Cares? Trust is a national charity which works to improve public care for children and young people who are separated from their families and living in residential or foster care. It runs projects promoting improvement in outcomes in education, health, employability and independent living for children and young people in care.

YoungMinds is a national charity which works to improve the mental health of all children and young people. It provides a parents information service for any adult with concerns about the mental health of a child or young person. It also produces a range of publications for young people, parents and professionals covering issues affecting children and young people, such as depression, bullying, eating disorders, mental illness in the family and self harm.

ChildLine is a counselling service for children and young people. 
If you are an adult and are worried about a child, please contact the NSPCC Helpline.

UK Youth Persons enables young people to use their energy and passion to change the world for the better.

Run by young people for young people, UKYP provides opportunities for 11-18 year-olds to use their voice in creative ways to bring about social change.