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The following list, although not comprehensive, contains a number of organisations relevant to supporting young fathers.

Boys Development Project
Delivers programmes targeting boys, young men and their families as well as training and consultancy for professionals.

Tel: 0207 732 9409/07788781759

Children North East, Regional Resource Centre for Fatherhood
Provides advice and information to organisations and agencies that are developing their fatherhood work as well as to individual fathers and fathers' groups.

Tel: +44 (0)845 130 7225

A related website that holds a range of useful resources for policy makers, managers, researchers and practitioners on the subject of including men in services.

Community Practitionersí and Health Visitorsí Association
UK professional organisation for health visitors, school nurses, mental health nurses, nursery nurses and other community nurses working in primary care. The Unite/CPHVA is a section of the Unite trade union which is the third largest union in the NHS.

Tel: +44 (0)207 505 3000

Connexions is a multi-agency service, which provides information, advice and guidance to young people, along with access to personal development opportunities. Connexions is currently going through a process of transition. By April 2008, the funding that currently goes directly to the 47 Connexions partnerships will go to the 150 local authority areas.


A registered charity that works with a range of professional people, organisations, and agencies to enhance what they do to change lives through learning. ContinYou has carried out projects with young fathers.

Tel: +44 (0)20 8709 9900

Child Support Agency (CSA)
General information and advice about the assessment, collection, and payment of child support maintenance.

National enquiry line: +44 (0)8457 133 133
Textphone: +08457 138924

Citizens' Advice Bureaux (CAB)
A free, independent, and confidential advice service. A UK registered charity that is reliant on trained volunteers to help people resolve a wide range of problems.

A free online source of information for fathers – from pregnancy and birth to paternity leave and financial help.

Families Need Fathers
A charity offering volunteer-based help for parents (mostly fathers) to maintain child-parent relationships around family breakdown.

Tel: +44 020 7613 5060
Helpline: +44 (0)8707 607 496 (6pm and 10pm Mon-Fri) Website:

Fatherhood Institute
National information centre on fatherhood. A registered charity that provides up-to-date news, training information, policy updates, research summaries, and guides for supporting fathers and their families. Include a section on young fathers.

Tel: Website lists individual contact numbers of staff.

Family and Parenting Institute
An independent charity working to support parents in bringing up their children, to promote the wellbeing of families, and to make society more family friendly.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7424 3460

Men's Aid
a registered charity based in Milton Keynes to provide free practical advice and support to men who have been abused. Men's Aid also provides free information and advice to parents who are seeking to maintain a meaningful and responsible relationship with their children after family break down or divorce.

Tel: 09712 239986

One Parent Families/Gingerbread
A lone parents' website (fathers and mothers) offering practical and emotional support, including benefits, education, and housing. They publish the Young Mumís Guide (including regional editions) and a Pregnant Teenagers and Young Parents Resource Pack which is updated annually. Offers free helpline.

Tel: +44 (0)800 018 5026

Parentline Plus
Free national helpline (phone and text) for anyone concerned about children that they are looking after.

Tel: +44 (0)808 800 2222

Parenting UK (formerly PESF)
Promotes best practice in parenting services. Website contains information about replicable parenting programmes.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7284 8370

Sure Start
A government programme that brings together early education, childcare, health and family support. The Sure Start, Extended Schools and Childcare group in DCSF is responsible for delivering Sure Start.

Tel: +44 (0)870 000 2288 (National Enquiry Line)

Teenage Pregnancy Unit (TPU)
The Teenage Pregnancy Unit is located in the Young Peopleís Directorate of the Department for Children, School and Families (DCSF) and is responsible for the Governmentís teenage pregnancy strategy. The teenage pregnancy section of the Every Child Matters website contains useful information about the Strategy including further guidance on implementing the strategy and research and statistics on teenage pregnancy.


Together for Children
Together for Children is working in partnership with the Department for Children, Schools and Families to support local authorities in their delivery of Sure Start Childrenís Centres. The website includes specific sections about fathers and young parents.

U-Too Community Business Ltd
Wiltshire-based organisation set up in 2002 to run courses for young mums-to-be. U-Too now also works with young men through pregnancy and beyond (up to two years).

Tel: +44 (0)1380 850547

Working With Men (WWM)
A not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of work with men through projects, resources, publications, training, and consultancy. Includes projects and resources focusing on young fathers.

Tel: +44 (0)20 7732 9409
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Young People in Focus (Formerly Trust for the Study of Adolescence)

A registered charity that improves the lives of young people and families by supporting those who develop and provide services. YPF carries out applied research/evaluations, runs practice development projects, provides training and produces publications.

Tel: +44 (0)1273 693 311

Young People in Focus also has a microsite that focuses on supporting young parents in custody and their parents/carers

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