Looking for help or advice?
We recommend the following organisations, who can offer you support:

Action for Children

Action for Children is working to improve life for children in the UK. Their vision is that every child and young person has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive.

Autism Network

Autism Network Scotland connects and communicates with those interested in the field of autism.

Care Inspectorate

The independent scrutiny and improvement body for care services in Scotland, which makes sure people receive high quality care and ensure that services promote and protect their rights.


CELCIS is the Centre for Excellence for Children's Care and Protection. Together with partners, they work to improve the lives of looked after children in Scotland.

Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland

The Children and Young People's Commissioner Scotland is Bruce Adamson. He works with his team to protect the human rights of children and young people.

Children’s Hearings Scotland (CHS)

Community Justice Scotland

Can Scotland become the safest country in the world? Through innovation and change, Community Justice Scotland is working hard to prevent offending, reduce the number of victims and introduce world-leading standards of community justice across Scotland.

Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS)

Healthy and Happy

Working alongside local residents, groups and organisations to make Cambuslang and Rutherglen the healthiest and happiest places to live in Scotland.


Based in Scotland, Includem work with society's most troubled and vulnerable young people.


The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is a charitable company which aims to develop, and promote the use of, tools and techniques for embedding knowledge, evidence and innovation in practice.

NHS Education for Scotland

NHS Scotland's education and training body ensures that patients and their families get the best healthcare possible from well trained and educated staff.

Regen:FX Youth Trust

The trust aims to identify, design and deliver new and innovative solutions to ease youth poverty, associated anti-social behaviour and provide youth diversion activities within the regeneration areas of South Lanarkshire.

The Scottish Child Law Centre

The Scottish Child Law Centre provides free legal advice to children, young people and their parents/carers. You can contact the under 21s mobile freephone on 0300 330 1421 or the advice line 0131 667 6333 or email

Scottish Children’s Reporter Administration (SCRA)

Scottish Social Services Council

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) is responsible for registering people who work in social services and regulating their education and training.

Staf (Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum)

Staf is Scotland’s national membership organisation for all of those involved in the lives of young people leaving care.

Who Cares? Scotland

Who Cares? Scotland is a national voluntary organisation, working with care experienced young people and care leavers across Scotland.