Get parenting support

Find parenting advice and support in a way that works for you - online or in person.

Every parent needs a little support from time to time. From bonding with your baby to potty training, behaviour and mental health - we're here to help you navigate the everyday.

Depending on your needs, we offer support in the following ways:

Find out more about each and how we can help you.

Our parenting hub

Parent Talk is our online advice hub. Browse expert articles on common parenting questions - from potty training to emotional wellbeing. Or use our live chat to connect directly to a qualified parenting coach. It’s all free, and no topic is too big, small, or embarrassing.

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For free online advice whenever you need it

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Advice for foster parents

Fostering is deeply rewarding, but it brings its own unique challenges. We’ve found loving homes for thousands of children, so we know the issues and doubts that crop up. And we’ve helped countless parents and families through the process.

Our dedicated blog about fostering is a source of support and guidance, wherever you’re at in the journey.

Fostering blogs

Read stories and advice from our foster carers and Action for Children staff

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Services near you

Sometimes local support can make all the difference. We run a range of face-to-face services all over the UK, from childcare to disability support. Our services are always free or low-cost, and designed to help families like yours.

Join a parenting class to bond with your baby or learn new skills. Meet other parents and carers. Get access to health workers and short breaks services for families with disabled children. Or ask our staff for tailored, expert advice.

Our services

We run 426 services for children, young people, and families across the UK

Find a service near you