Action for Children
Supporting and speaking out for the UK’s most vulnerable and neglected children and young people.
ADDISS (Attention Deficit Disorder Information and Support Service)
Information and resources about ADHD for parents, those with ADHD, teachers and health professionals.
Support and giving a voice to adoptive families and all those involved in the adoption process.
Information, training, activities and support for families, children and young people with speech, language and communication needs.
Help for all those affected by adoption. From placing children with adoptive parents to supporting birth families and reuniting families separated through adoption.
All Wales Autism Resource
Links to autism information and resources within Wales and useful online resources outside of Wales.
The Autism Directory
Information for parents and carers on where to access autism friendly goods/services – eg shoe fitting, hair-dressing, dentistry.
BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering)
Support, advice and campaigning for better outcomes for children in care.
Reading and writing charity that gives millions of books away to children, runs prizes and offers advice to readers and writers.
General advice on cyber bullying, bullying at school, advice for parents/schools, bullying at work.
Cardiff and The Vale Parents Federation
Information on services available to people with a learning disability and their families/carers.
CEOP (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Support for those affected by or concerned about sexual abuse of children. Part of UK policing.
Help to improve the lives of children with brain related conditions through research, education and directly supporting the children and their carers.
Basic chemistry information for children, young people and adults. Useful homework/revision resource.
Children in Wales
National umbrella organization for voluntary, statutory and professional organizations and individuals who work with children and young people in Wales. Promoting the interests of children, young people and their families in Wales.
Children’s Commissioner for Wales
Organization that stands up and speaks out about the rights of children and young people.
Common Sense Media
US website dedicated to improving the lives of children and families by providing the trustworthy information, education, and independent voice they need to thrive in a world of media and technology.
The Communication Trust
Speech and language research evidence and useful free publications eg: Universally Speaking.
Contact a Family
Support and empowerment for families of disabled children whatever their condition or disability.
There is no website but information can be obtained from firstname.lastname@example.org
Self help group for children/ young people with disabilities and their immediate families in Flintshire. Youth club, gym club, cinema days, factory fun days, excursions and theme days supervised by Daffodils staff and volunteers allowing parents/carers to mingle, chat and learn from each other.
ERIC (Education and Resources for Improving Childhood Continence)
Advice and resources for children, young people, parents and carers coping with incontinence issues.
Family Information Service
Found in each local authority in Wales. Free help and support to anyone bringing up children and young people.
Support for families and parenting professionals. Professional, non-judgmental support and advice provided in a way all members of the family can freely access. 24 hour helpline, extensive advice on website, email and live chat services, befriending services, parenting/relationship support groups.
Family Rights Group
Advice for families whose children are involved with or need children’s services because of welfare needs or concerns. Campaign for effective support to assist family and friends carers, including grandparents who are raising children that cannot live at home.
Authoritative, reliable information and answers to all kinds of factual questions provided in a way that engages and entertains. Useful homework tool.
Free and independent advice to parents/carers of children with special educational needs in England and Wales.
Leading voice of people with a learning disability. Support for people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
National Autistic Society
UK charity for people with autism (including Asperger syndrome) and their families and carers. Providing information, support and pioneering services and campaigning.
Organization that aims to inspire people to care about the planet. Useful information for homework on topics including geography, archaeology, natural science, and the promotion of environmental and historical conservation.
Website aimed at breaking down the “medical language barrier” between the doctor and patient. Medical information presented in a clear and understandable language so that the patient fully understands his or her choices and decisions.
Protecting children across the UK. Wide range of services for both children and adults, including national helplines and local projects.
Information about specific language impairment presented by parents, children, young people, teachers and speech and language therapists.
Fun and free revision resources for GCSE, AS and A2 Levels. Covering key aspects of each subject.
Royal College for Speech and Language Therapists
The professional organization for speech and language therapists.
High quality, flexible services across the UK, using skilled staff and volunteers. Work with a wide range of deafblind and multi-sensory impaired people, as well as those who have a single-sensory impairment with additional needs.
Working for people in housing need. Preventing people from losing their homes by offering free, confidential and independent advice.
Working with families and professionals in schools, education, health and social care to help ensure that children and young people’s needs are identified, assessed and provision made to help them reach their potential and be fully included.
Teenage Health Freak
Web-based, accurate and reliable health information for teenagers provided in a contemporary, cringe-free, entertaining and informative way.
Latest information on the internet sites children and young people like to visit, mobiles and new technology. Also resources for parents/carers to use at home or just to “get with it”. Facility that anyone can use to report if they feel uncomfortable or worried about someone they are chatting to online. Website provided by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection (CEOP) Centre.
Weekly play opportunities, outings and activities for children with a wide range of disabilities and their families/carers.
Support, information sharing and friendship for people with Tourette’s and their carers.
Upbeat Music Specialist
Cardiff based organization providing specialist structured music sessions for children and young people on the autistic spectrum, with a variety of challenging behaviour.
Voices from Care
Bringing young people together from across Wales, who are, or have been looked after. Promoting the views of young people and protecting the interests of young people in care.
Where You Stand
Guide to services for children and young people with disabilities. Covering Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan specifically, as well as offering information on national services and bodies.
Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
Online dictionary and thesaurus. Simple, straightforward definitions with example use cases for the most popular words and quick-click access to more in-depth information.
Life Coach Directory
Life Coach Directory was set-up in order to raise awareness of coaching and to enable visitors to find the most suitable qualified coach for their needs. Coaching is the process of guiding a person from where they are to where they want to be, and can address a range of areas from career advice to family coaching.