Help and advice for parents and carers

Being a parent or carer is one of the hardest jobs any of us will ever do. And from time to time, we all need a little help, whether the problem is big or small.


Sometimes, all you need is someone to talk to - and importantly, someone who'll listen.

Help and advice

ParentLine Scotland, the national, confidential helpline for anyone caring for or concerned about a child, is open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm, on 08000 28 22 33. Our trained call-takers can offer advice and support and signpost you to another organisation if you need information on a specific issue.

Kinship carers

There's also a dedicated helpline for kinship carers (08000 28 22 33) with help, advice and support available for anyone raising a child who can no longer stay with their parents.