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.

ParentLine Scotland is Children 1st's national, confidential support service for anyone caring for or concerned about a child. It's open Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm, on 08000 28 22 33. It provides help by phone, email or web-chat.

Visit the ParentLine pages for help with everyday problems, or if you have serious worries about a child.

In this section there are also links to sources of help for children and young people, and advice on what to do if you have an immediate concern about a child.