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Domestic violence

If you are in immediate danger then call 999 for help. The organisations below can support you in deciding what to do about your situation and what options are open to you.

For women

National Domestic Violence Helpline

0808 2000 247

Welsh Women’s Aid

0808 8010 800

Scottish Women’s Aid

0800 027 1234

For men

Men’s Advice Line

0808 801 0327

Missing children

If your child has gone missing or you are concerned about abduction of your child call 999. The following organisations can support during this time.

Missing people

116 000


0116 255 6234

Confidential help if you have had a child abducted or you fear your child may be abducted

Child safety concerns

You can contact these organisations anonymously or telephone 999 if a child is in immediate danger.


0808 800 5000


0800 1111 (free from landlines)

For children and young people aged 18 and under in trouble or danger


If you have become homeless and need to find emergency accommodation contact your local council's homeless persons unit or Shelter.


0808 800 4444

Emotional health.

If your feelings are so overwhelming that you fear you may harm yourself or another person then call 999 and ask for help or go to your nearest accident and emergency department. The Samaritans or NHS services can help you in times of distress.


08457 90 90 90.

NHS Choices


NHS 24 Scotland

0845 24 24

Drugs and alcohol

If you need urgent help about drugs and alcohol you can contact talk to frank.

0300 123 6600 (24 hr)

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Forums  /  Public discussions - anyone can read  / Bereavement  / BEREAVED PARENT?

Posted Sun 13 Mar 2011 07:56

I wouldnt look no further on this website you are probably better off looking on the WAY or the Widows Association who are dedicated to widowed parents.

Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 09:54

eastburn wrote:

I wouldnt look no further on this website you are probably better off looking on the WAY or the Widows Association who are dedicated to widowed parents.

This site is more dedicated to single parents NOT WIDOWED PARENTS I havent had no support from Gingergbread

Posted Tue 15 Mar 2011 17:25

Hi Eastburn

It is clear you are very upset about something and I, and I am sure others, would like to help but we really can't with only the information we have.

I have replied to another of your threads but please remember the messages you post on the forums are going to members of Gingerbread, other single parents, not Gingerbread the organisation itself.

There are many here would love to help but can you please give us a bit more information about what the problem actually is?

Posted Thu 28 Apr 2011 11:27

Thanks I have never heard of them.

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