Registered Charity Number 1007596 Independent Advocacy, Counselling and Support for Birth Families involved with child protection services in the North East.Independent Advocacy and Counselling are currently available only to families involved with Newcastle Children Social Services.
Families in Care is a proud recipient of the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service 2020
Mothers and fathers who have had their children removed are at a traumatic point in their lives. At such a desperate time, they need help and support from experienced people with professional expertise. This should be our collective responsibility. Organisations like Families in Care need our support.
Ken Loach, Film Director of I, Daniel Blake 2016 (Palme D'Or Winner) and Ladybird Ladybird 1994.
Working Hours: Monday to Friday 9 am - 5 pm By appointments and referrals only. We accept self-referrals.Please contact us for more information.
Dame Esther Rantzen DBE, founder of ChildLine Silver Line
Joan Mills, first professionally qualified social worker for FIC
Legal Consultant : David Banks, Solicitor
Mental Health Support
A helpline service available 24/7.
Provides confidential, non-judgmental emotional support for people experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those that could lead to suicide. You can phone, email, write a letter or in most cases talk to someone face to face.
A national, out-of-hours mental health helpline offering specialist emotional support and information to anyone affected by mental illness, including family, friends and carers. We are open every day of the year from 6pm to 11pm.
They support people with mental health needs, but also those with learning disabilities, drug and alcohol and other problems. Mental Helath Matters provides helpline, support groups, talking terapies, training and more - check it out!
Tyneside Women's Health offers tailored mental health and emotional support for women. Their provide drop-in sessions, mental health courses, support groups,therapeutic activities, councelling and more.