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Where to get parenting advice and support

Websites and charities

Family Lives

Family Lives provides targeted early intervention and crisis support to families who are struggling. The issues they support families with include family breakdown, challenging relationships and behaviour, debt, and emotional and mental wellbeing.

Visit their website to access lots of advice and articles on different topics.

Family Links provide resources for parents on a range of topics including:

  • giving praise effectively
  • time to calm down
  • Internet safety
  • negotiating
  • problem-solving

Visit their website to access step-by-step guides and useful tips.


Relate's services include Relationship Counselling for individuals and couples, Family Counselling, Mediation, Children and Young People's Counselling and Sex Therapy.

They also provide friendly and informal workshops for people at important stages in their relationships.


Information by the NHS to support children up to the age of 19 years. Support covers physical, emotional and educational needs.


If your child has special educational needs or a disability (SEND)

Positive parenting tips by the NSPCC .

Topics include:

  • understanding your child’s needs
  • how can I set boundaries?
  • rewards and discipline
  • keeping your cool
  • building positive relationships
  • who can I talk to?

The local offer for SEND

The local offer for SEND sets out the support available in Buckinghamshire for children and young people aged 0 to 25 with SEND.

Get clear, accessible information and discover services, support and activities available to you and your family.

Bucks SEND IAS Service

SENDIAS stands for Special Educational Needs and Disability Information, Advice and Support (SENDIAS) service.

Buckinghamshire's SENDIAS service gives accurate and up to date resources and information about:

  • the law on special educational needs and disability
  • education, health and social care
  • national and local policy
  • rights and choices
  • your opportunities to participate
  • where you can find help and advice
  • how you can access support

Don't know where to start?

Contact our friendly team. We'll discuss what support is available or where to go next.

Email [email protected] or call 01296 383 293.