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Play Therapy

Association for Play Therapy (USA)

Centre for Play Therapy (University of North Texas)

International Society for Sandplay Therapy

Sandplay Therapists of America

Israeli Play Therapy Association

Missouri Association for Play Therapy (USA)

Play Therapy Australia

Play Therapy Central (USA)

Play Therapy Northern Territory (Australia)

Filial Therapy

Filial Therapy website

Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Centre

National Institute of Relationship Enhancement

Play and Filial Therapy (Dr Virginia Ryan)


The Theraplay Institute

Other Useful Links

Action for Sick Children


Adoption UK

BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering)

Anti-Bullying Network

Association of Child Abuse Lawyers (ACAL)


Autism Awareness Centre

Research Autism

National Autistic Society



BrainSkills (brain development information)

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

British Association of Social Workers (BASW)

British Deaf Association (BDA)

British Dyslexia Association

Cancer BACUP

The Centre for Child Mental Health

Channel 4 – Family


Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Children’s Legal Centre

Lawyers can give advice on all issues relating to children.
The Children’s Legal Centre, University of Essex, Wivenhoe Park, Colchester, Essex CO4 3SQ
Tel: 01206 873 873 Email:

If you have an education problem, the Children’s Legal Centre’s education legal advice line operates between 9.30am and 5.00pm weekdays. Tel: 0845 456 6811 Email:

Children’s Rights Officers and Advocates

Children’s rights officers and advocates for children and young people in contact with social services.
CROA, Suite 5J, North Mill, Bridgefoot, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1YD
Tel: 01773 820 100E Email:

Children’s Society

The Compassionate Friends

Connexions Direct

Instant, confidential telephone or online advice on anything that affects teenagers. Between 8am and 2am every day.
Tel: 080 800 13 2 19 Text: 07766 4 13 2 19

Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care

Counselling Directory


Defeat Depression

Depression Alliance

The Dyspraxia Foundation

Eating Disorders Association

Enuresis Resource and Information Centre (ERIC) (internet therapy & counseling referral association)

Grandparents Association


Howard League for Penal Reform

Campaigns for an end to the use of prison for children and improved treatment of children in the penal system.
Legal advice line for children and young people in custody – call free 0808 801 0308
The Howard League for Penal Reform, 1 Ardleigh Road, London N1 4HS
Tel: 020 7249 7373 Email:


Mental Health Foundation


Mumsnet (Special Needs Talk boards)

National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)

National Children’s Bureau (NCB)

National Youth Advocacy Service

Offers advice, information and support to children and young people on their rights about any matter that affect them.
Offers legal advice for children and young people on family, care, education and immigration.
Young people can call free 0800 616 101 or send a text message to 0777 333 4555 or send an email to
National Youth Advocacy Service, 99-105 Argyle Street, Birkenhead, Wirral CH41 6AD
Tel: 0151 649 8700 Email:

National Youth Agency


NSPCC(National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

The UK’s leading charity specialising in child protection and the prevention of cruelty to children. The NSPCC’s core values are based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. ChildLine has joined with the NSPCC to help more children and young people.
General contact details: NSPCC, Weston House, 42 Curtain Road, London, EC2A 3NH
Tel: 020 7825 2500

If you need help, you can contact the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or contact the free textphone service for people who are deaf or whose hearing is impaired on 0800 056 0566. You can also email or look on the website at You can also contact ChildLine on 0800 1111. Both helplines are free and open 24-hours a day. Whichever helpline you choose you will get expert advice from a trained adviser.

Nursing and Midwifery Council

One Parent Families

PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Parents’ advice etc:


National Family and Parenting Institute

The Parent’s Centre

ParentLine Plus

Parents for Inclusion

Practical Parenting Advice

UK Parents – Your Parenting Lifeline

PRIMHE (Primary Care Mental Health and Education)

PsychNet – UK

Refugee Council

Offers support and advice to unaccompanied refugee children.
The Refugee Council Panel of Advisers for Unaccompanied Refugee Children, 240-250 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BB
Advice line: 020 7346 1134 (open from 9.30am to 5.30pm weekdays)



Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists

Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health



SEBDA (Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties Association – formerly AWCEBD)

Social care workers new online magazine

The Solicitors Family Law Association

Trust for the Study of Adolescence

UK College of Family Mediators


Offers advice and support to children and young people in care and in custody and to young asylum-seekers.
Head office, London & South East, Unit 4, Pride Court, 80 – 82 White Lion Street, London N1 9PF
Tel: 020 7833 5792 Email:

Women’s Aid

World Wide Web Resources for Social Workers

Young Minds

We would be interested to hear about other sites that you visit and feel should be listed on this links page. Please contact to submit details. BAPT reserves the right not to publish details of the site if it is deemed unsuitable, non-relevant or inappropriate for our visitors.