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 is a lifeline for all families, offering a kind and skilled listening ear for parents, carers and relatives across Scotland. It's open seven days a week:

  • Monday to Friday, from 9am to 9pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, from 9am to 12pm
  • Call: 08000 28 22 33 free

We provide help by phone, email or webchat.

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.