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Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not.  For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no…
Help for parents going through separation or who are already separated to work out contact arrangements for the children and to sort out property and finance issues on divorce. Mediation is a cost effective alternative to using solicitors and courts which has better outcomes for…
Our helpline (0118 950 4003) is open between 10am and 5pm on weekdays, and 24-hour help is also available in emergencies using the same number. The helpline provides callers with an opportunity to talk about your options and a chance to be listened to. Callers…
6 facts about Childline: we were started in 1986 by Esther Rantzen we help any young person in the UK you can talk to us in English or Welsh we can help with anything – from abuse and bullying to exam stress and relationships calling…
Are you concerned about a child's welfare living within West Berkshire. If so then please report to the Contact Advice and Assessment Service.
CRI is a social care and health charity working with individuals, families and communities across England and Wales that are affected by drugs, alcohol, crime, homelessness, domestic abuse and antisocial behaviour. Our projects, delivered in communities and prisons, encourage and empower people to regain control…
Support for victims of domestic abuse.  Refuge, resettlement, outreach and helpline offered. The West Berkshire Domestic Abuse Service provides the following services for women and men who are experiencing domestic abuse: Refuge placements Outreach one to one support (women and men) Independent Domestic Violence Advisor…
The Education Welfare Service (EWS) works to ensure regular school attendance of children of statutory school age by supporting schools, meeting with children and families and liaising and working closely with other agencies. Where necessary the EWS carries out the statutory duty of legal action…
The Mix is the UK’s leading support service for young people. The Mix organisation will help you take on any challenge you’re facing - from mental health to money, from homelessness to finding a job, from break-ups to drugs. Talk 24 hours a day via online,…
People contact us about all aspects of family life that include all stages of a child’s development, issues with schools and parenting/relationship support. We also respond when life becomes more complicated and provide support around family breakdown, aggression in the home, bullying at school, teenage…
Everybody’s Business is a youth-led website that raises awareness about female genital mutilation (FGM); provides regular comment about UK and global actions to end the practice and most importantly provides space for young people to add their voice to the FGM campaign. Read more about…
The purpose of the West Berkshire Local Safeguarding Children Board (WB LSCB) is to ensure that everyone is working together towards the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.  It is a statutory body established under the Children Act 2004. It is independently chaired and…
Keeping children in touch with parents following separation Adult relationships can remain difficult after parents separate or divorce. Yet the majority of children want, and need, to maintain a relationship with parents and other relatives who are important to them. Child contact centres aim to…
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is the term used to describe procedures that involve the removal of part or all of the external female genitalia. These procedures are also referred to as 'cutting', 'female circumcision' and 'initiation'. FGM is a harmful "cultural" practice, but it is…
Every child deserves the best possible chance to rebuild their life after abuse That’s why we’re here. That's what drives all our work. And that’s why – as long as there’s abuse – we will fight for every childhood.  If 18 or under, contact Childline,…
Home from hospital service Get practical and emotional support after returning home from hospital - with the first 6 weeks free of charge. The Home & Well service ensures you're cared for and remain as independent as possible whilst you recover, and in the future. PPP Taking Care's…
Giving you confidence to act in an emergency Course outcomes Taking action in an emergency, checking the casualty, delivering CPR and using an AED defibrillator, choking, recovery position, shock, wounds and bleeding, seizures, burns and scalds, foreign objects, major illnesses Fully regulated Ofqual qualification with…
SAFE! Support for Young People Affected by Crime (“SAFE!”) supports young people aged between eight and 25 in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire who have been victims of crime and bullying and who are finding it hard to recover from their experiences. The crimes experienced by…
Find out about what Child Sexual Exploitation is and what to do if you are worried. If you think a child may be at risk of CSE then contact the police on the numbers provided.
The Youth Offending Team (YOT) is made up of social workers, education workers, a police officer, health worker, probation, restorative justice and youth workers.  The team involves people from these different agencies to help access the services young people need to help turn them away from crime.…
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