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Action for Children
Contact: Sioban Corria
Work Horner Court 637 Gloucester Road Bristol BS7 0BJ
Work Phone: 0117 958 0158 Website:

A charity that provides information and support for children and offers fostering and adoption advice and guidance.

Categories: Children, Parents, School Diversity
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BCC Children and Young People\’s Services
Other Children and Young People’s Service The Council House, College Green Bristol BS1 5TR
Work Phone: 0117 922 2000 central switchboard Website:
Improving outcomes for Bristol children, young people and families is the key driver for all our work. In order to do this, we must prioritise and focus on key issues. The Bristol Children and Young People’s Plan (CYPP) is the overarching strategic plan to improve outcomes for children, young people and families. The Children’s Services Scrutiny Commission receives quarterly reports on how well we are doing against key performance indicators.  It will also receive updates on our plans and strategies.  The agendas and minutes of these meetings are available on our Committee Minutes page. Our schools, colleges, child care providers and children’s social services are inspected regularly and reports of these inspections can be found on the Ofsted website. We have produced a needs assessment examining the causes and impacts of child poverty in the form of a blog.  You can access it and contribute to the debate. The site also contains a wider series of data, analysis and consultation on the lives of children, young people and families in Bristol.
Categories: All Bristol areas, Bristol City Council, Bullying, Children, Families, Parents, Youth
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Work 3rd floor The Station, Silver Street, Bristol BS1 2AG
Work Phone: 0117 929 0090 Website:

In Bristol, Brook is able to provide:

Confidential outreach drop-ins in 19 schools across Bristol and South Gloucestershire. This includes providing contraception and sexual health services, and information, advice and support from a team of specialist youth workers and nurses.
Classroom based sex and relationships education (SRE) covering a wide range of topics including healthy relationships, consent, online safety, risk taking, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and delaying early sex.
Training for professionals as part of the 4YP training programme
Specialist Brook training for example Brook’s acclaimed ‘Traffic Light Tool’ training and bespoke training such as ‘Working with Deaf young people’
SRE for young people with Learning Disabilities and training and support for professionals, parents and carers around talking to young people with Learning Disabilities about sex and relationships
Participation and volunteering opportunities enabling young people to get involved with campaigns and young people led projects
Confidential drop-in at The Station for young people under 25 providing information and advice, free condoms, contraception, emergency contraception, pregnancy testing, STI testing and treatment (including HIV point of care testing) and signposting. Young people can drop-in Monday – Friday 12-7pm and Saturday 12-5pm.
Specialist 1:1 early intervention nurse for vulnerable young people
Confidential 1:1 short term counselling for young people under 25

Categories: Advice & Help, Children, Health, Helplines, Youth
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Dykes on Bykes
Women and Children Only
Cell Phone: 07813754291 Website: Visit Website

Dykes on Bikes run regular women only cycle rides that go at an easy pace, with stops and breathers as required.  Children are always welcome.  Contact Rachel

Categories: Activities & Leisure, All Bristol areas, Children, Cycling, Lesbian women, LGBT, Social groups, Women
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Freedom Youth Group and Gender Jelly Group – Off the Record (Bristol)
Trans Education Worker Contact: Henry Poultney
Home Off The Record 1-2 Perry Road Bristol BS1 5BQ
Work Phone: 0117 922 6747 Cell Phone: 07496 965 262 Website: Off The Record website

A Bristol based charity which offers counselling for youth, advice on sexual matters (incl free condoms) , set up support groups. We offer a range of therapeutic services, training, research and consultancy, as well as participatory campaigns alongside local young people.

Categories: Advice & Help, Bullying, Children, Health, LGBT, Non Binary, Sexual Health, Trans, Youth
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One Space – Single Parent Action Network (SPAN)
Other 176 Easton Road Easton Bristol BS5 0ES
Work Phone: 0117 951 4231 Website: One Space

One Space is a community for single parents with support from experienced parenting facilitators bringing together essential information, interactive learning & friendly forums for peer support. It is a lifeline to many who are parenting alone.

One Space aims to be the first port of call for single parents online – providing professional 1-2-1 advice from a team of experts in areas such as family law; benefits; CSA; money and debt; relationships and separation etc.

One Space is delivered by the Single Parent Action Network (SPAN) with support from the Department for Education.

Categories: Children, Families, Helplines, Parents, Support groups
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Out For Our Children
We are a group of London lesbian parents producing books and resources that reflect our children’s lives and family experiences. A child needs love, support and acceptance for who they are and where they come from: we believe that inclusive books and other materials are an essential part of that support. OFOC Out For Our Children was originally founded in February 2004 by lesbian mothers with very young children to write guidelines as an aid for nurseries ill-prepared to welcome babies and toddlers with lesbian parents. Out for our Children has received financial assistance from the National Lottery Awards for All, the Local Network Fund (Every Child Matters), Haringey Community Chest and the Scarman Trust. These grants have enabled us to run a creche so the group can meet, produce resources and learning materials, run workshops on illustration and writing for children and to run a weekend ‘futures’ workshop.
Categories: Children, Families, Lesbian women, LGBT, London, Parents, Social groups, Support groups, UK
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