Useful Links

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Play Therapy British Association of Play Therapy (BAPT)

The Cenacle Treatment Centre

Association for Play Therapy (USA)

Play Therapy Australia

Play Therapy Northern Territory (Australia)

Filial Therapy Filial Therapy website

Family Enhancement and Play Therapy Centre

Play and Filial Therapy (Dr Virginia Ryan)

Theraplay The Theraplay Institute

Other Useful Links Looked After Children:

Adoption UK

BAAF (British Association for Adoption and Fostering)


Related Registered Charities:



British Deaf Association (BDA)

Cancer BACUP

Children's Society

The Dyspraxia Foundation

The Compassionate Friends



National Autistic Society

Howard League for Penal Reform

Campaigns for an end to the use of prison for children and improved treatment of children in the penal system.


Mental Health Foundation


National Association for the Care and Resettlement of Offenders (NACRO)

Legal advice line for children and young people in custody - call free 0808 801 0308

The Howard League for Penal Reform, 1 Ardleigh Road, London N1 4HS
Tel: 020 7249 7373 Email:


NSPCC(National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children)

If you need help, you can contact the NSPCC Child Protection Helpline on 0808 800 5000, or contact the free textphone service for people who are deaf or whose hearing is impaired on 0800 056 0566. You can also email or look on the website at You can also contact ChildLine on 0800 1111. Both helplines are free and open 24-hours a day. Whichever helpline you choose you will get expert advice from a trained adviser

.Refugee Council
Offers support and advice to unaccompanied refugee children.
The Refugee Council Panel of Advisers for Unaccompanied Refugee Children, 240-250 Ferndale Road, London SW9 8BB Advice line: 020 7346 1134 (open from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm weekdays)

Women's Aid

Mental health:

Young Minds

PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide)

Defeat Depression

Depression Alliance

Eating Disorders Association

Enuresis Resource and Information Centre (ERIC) 

PsychNet - UK


Sainsbury Centre for Mental Health



Media BBC HEALTH (search Play Therapy)

Parents' advice etc: BBC PARENTING

Other Agencies:

British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

The Centre for Child Mental Health

Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

Children's Rights Officers and Advocates
Children's rights officers and advocates for children and young people in contact with social services.

Connexions Direct
Instant, confidential telephone or online advice on anything that affects teenagers. Between 8 am and 2 am every day.
Tel: 080 800 13 2 19 Text: 07766 4 13 2 19

National Children's Bureau (NCB)

National Youth Advocacy Service
Offers advice, information and support to children and young people on their rights about any matter that affects them.

Offers legal advice for children and young people on family, care, education and immigration.

National Youth Agency

Parenting National Family and Parenting Institute

The Parent's Centre

ParentLine Plus

Parents for Inclusion

Practical Parenting Advice

UK Parents - Your Parenting Lifeline