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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 can…
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.
The Disabled Children's Team's aim is to ensure that children and young people who are disabled or who have complex needs that result in disability will receive high quality, co-ordinated, child and family centred services that provide value for money, are based on assessed needs…
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…
Young people's drug and alcohol service for West Berkshire for children up to the age of 18 years.
Education Welfare and Safeguarding Service (EWSS) 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 EWSS carries out the statutory duty of legal…
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,…
Family Rights Group's goal is to enable children to be raised safely and thrive within their family and community. The Charity was established in 1974, by a group of lawyers, social workers and academics who were concerned about how families were treated when social services…
These 2 statutory child care teams; one covering the East (Calcot) and one covering the West (Newbury) of West Berkshire undertake work with families where children have identified safeguarding needs. The aims are to reduce risk and promote the welfare of children. Social workers work closely with mental health, domestic abuse and substance…
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…
We offer an independent addiction advice service throughout the UK.  We are dedicated to providing you with all the relevant information and treatment options for a wide range of addictions, including; alcohol addiction, drug addiction and gambling addictions.  
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 More than a million children have no contact whatsoever with one or other parent after separation. Unfortunately some children experience behavioural issues including antisocial behaviour, distress, unhappiness, and both physical and emotional problems. The NACCC is the…
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,…
The Rose Centre is now open at Oxford Road Community Centre (site of the old Battle Hospital). The Centre is a place where women who have experienced FGM can access support and where necessary, onward referral to services. There will be support from local communities,…

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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…
We aim to minimise the risk of physical, sexual, and emotional harm and neglect to children and young people.

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24/7 peer support and expert advice through A private and confidential ‘Support Hope and Recovery Online Network’ (SHaRON). Groups support: Young people with eating disorders Families of young people with or waiting for an assessment for autism New mums with mental health difficulties Partners and carers…
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