For Parents & Carers

Family rights group advice services

The Family Rights Group provide a free and confidential advice service via telephone and online discussion boards. Their expert advisors have extensive experience in legal and social work practice, they help families to understand the law and child welfare processes, as well as better understand the concerns of social workers.


Family Rights Group is working alongside local authorities to implement Lifelong Links, the aim of which is to build lasting support networks for children in the care system. This short film, produced by Hertfordshire County Council and their young people, explains more.

grandparents plus

Grandparents Plus is a national charity (England and Wales) dedicated to supporting grandparents and other relatives raising children who aren’t able to live with their parents. For further information about their services:

foster carers

Interested in fostering? contact your local council 

Need information about the cost of fostering? here

Information about training and support for foster cares: here

Information about types of foster care: here

Information about claiming benefits while fostering: here