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.
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.
Parenting across Scotland
Family life is full of ups and downs and decisions to make. But there is a lot of good, support and information available. Our partners, Parenting across Scotland, have free information on a range of topics for mothers, fathers and carers.
Family relationshipsRead more Read more
Advice on managing family relationships, conflict and changes - including divorce and separation
Parents and teenagersRead more Read more
Being the parent of a teenager isn’t always easy, but then, neither is being a teenager
BullyingRead more Read more
Help to spot the signs of bullying and have the confidence to raise the issue
Understanding self harmRead more Read more
Advice on responding to children and young people who self harm
Abuse and neglectRead more Read more
How to spot the signs of abuse and neglect - and where to get help
SextingRead more Read more
How to talk openly to children about the consequences of sexting