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Useful organisations

This section of DLF Data contains details of numerous voluntary organisations, Government agencies, support groups and other contacts that may be useful to older and disabled people and their carers. If you find any information that is incorrect please email Data Services to let us know which 'Contact' is incorrect and what information needs changing. If you would like to be added to the database please complete these questions.

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National organisation giving help and information to all concerned about the abuse of older people.


Aims to facilitate the protection of all adults and children with learning disabilities who are vulnerable to abuse. Provides information and advice service including training and conferences. Produces a range of publications.


  • Centre for Social Work
  • University of Nottingham
  • Nottingham
  • NG7 2RD

Helps children and young adults who have suffered abuse, neglect and deprivation. Provides residential therapeutic homes and a variety of non-residential and community based services where the care, emotional health, and educational needs of each child is met, often for the first time in their lives.


  • 210 Borough High Street
  • London
  • SE1 1JX

Telephone helpline for children and young people providing confidential counselling for any child with any problem, 24 hours a day. Where a child is in danger, ChildLine works with other helping agencies to ensure the child's protection.


  • Weston House
  • 42 Curtain Road
  • London
  • EC2A 3NH

Aims to prevent the abuse of children through education programmes involving parents and teachers. Provide a range of booklets, training guides, posters, and videos on child safety issues. National training programme includes assertiveness training for children who are being bullied, conferences and research.


  • 2 Grosvenor Gardens
  • London
  • SW1W 0DH

The NSPCC has over 120 Child Protection Teams throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who work with children and families to help them overcome the effects of emotional, physical, sexual abuse and neglect, and to prevent further abuse from happening. The NSPCC conducts special investigations into abuse, assessment and therapy work, drop in centres for families and preventive programmes and local training and consultancy for those working with abused children.


  • 42 Curtain Road
  • London
  • EC2A 3NH

Respond works with people with learning disabilities who have experience significant trauma in their lives. We specialise in working with the effects of sexual abuse, but also work with people whose problems are not necessarily sexual. We provide support, advice and training for families and professionals supporting people with learning disabilities who have experienced trauma. Also work with parents with learning disabilities, and run a Young People's Services, and Elder's Project and a bereavement counselling service. We work with perpetrators of sexual abuse who themselves have learning disabilities. Training courses for organisations can be delivered in house and tailor-made to organisations' needs.


  • 3rd Floor
  • 24-32 Stephenson Way
  • London
  • NW1 2HD

Counselling, support, advice and information to women and girls facing rape and other violence. Campaigning for resources for prevention and recovery from assault, and for changes to the legal system. Publications (including on audio tape). Women with disabilities are active in WAR which has highlighted the vulnerability of women with disabilities to violence. Postal Enquiries to PO Box 287, London, NW6 5QU.


  • Crossroads Women's Centre
  • 230A Kentish Town Road
  • London
  • NW5 2AB

Prioritise the safety of women and children. Support women to take control of their own lives. Recognise and care for the needs of children affected by violence. Helpline open Mon-Fri, 10am-9pm, Sat, 10am-5pm.


  • Head Office
  • PO Box 391
  • Bristol
  • BS99 7WS

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