Falkirk Council

Falkirk Council
Telephone: 01324 506070

Parental support: Useful contacts/ websites

HELPFUL LOCAL ORGANISATIONS

Childcare (looked after children)

British Association of Adoption and Fostering
(BAAF) 0131 220 4749
www.baaf.org.uk|

Childcare and Welfare Social Work Offices:

  • Bo'ness 01506 778668
  • Camelon 01324 501200
  • Denny 01324 504160
  • Grahamston 01324 506595
  • Grangemouth 01324 504343
  • Laurieston 01324 590300
  • Stenhousemuir 01324 503503

Child Care Information Service
01324 506632

Children with Disabilities Team
01324 504343

Falkirk & Clackmannanshire Carers Centre
01324 611510
www.carers.org/local-service/falkirk|

Falkirk Children's Rights Officer
01324 692029

Family Support Coordinators
01324 503800

Home Start
01324 829444

Leaving Care Team
01324 501050

NCH Family Support Service
01324 633722

Out-of-hours Emergency Duty Team
0845 277 7000

Police Family Unit
01324 678884

Scottish Children's Reporter Administration
01324 626996

Street Talk Detached Youth Work team
01324 504460
streettalk@falkirk.gov.uk|

The Fostering Network
0141 204 1400
www.fostering.net/scotland|

The Princess Royal Trust for Carers
www.carersfalkirk.org.uk|
01324 611510

Welfare Benefits Helpline
01324 501404

Well Chosen Services
01786 479555

Who Cares? Scotland
0141 226 4441
www.whocaresscotland.org|

Youth Learning Team
01324 504460

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Substance Misuse

Alcohol Link
01259 726632

Alcohol Support and Counselling
01786 450721

Community Alcohol and Drugs service
01786 483131

Connect Services for Young People and parents/carers
01324 501060

Drug Education Officer Dunblane Police Station
01786 456000

Freagarroch Falkirk Substance Misuse
Service for persistent young offenders 12-18 years
01324 718277

Go Forth Employment Service
01324 579648

Grangemouth Family Substance Abuse Support Group
01324 504589

Progress 2Work Employment Service
01786 430494

Signpost Forth Valley
01259 726602

Stop Smoking Service
01786 43331123/125

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General

Careers Scotland
01324 446150
0845 8 502 502

Falkirk Council Community Services Employment and Training Unit
01324 504400

Falkirk Council Community Advice Service (Benefits and Debt)
01324 501400

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Health

Caledonia Youth
01324 617161

Dental Helpline
0845 063 1188

Falkirk Pregnancy Crisis Helpline
0800 028 2228

Forth Valley Royal Hospital
01324 566000

NHS 24
08454 24 24 24
www.nhs24.com|

Stirling Royal Infirmary
01786 434000

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Support services

Central Scotland Rape Crisis & Sexual Abuse Centre
01786 471771

Couple Counselling Central
01324 670067
www.couplecounsellingcentral.com|

Falkirk and District Women's Aid
01324 692021

Falkirk District Association for Mental Health
01324 671600
www.fdamh.org.uk|

Family Mediation
01786 472984
www.couplecounsellingcentral.com|

Open Secret
01324 630100
www.opensecret.org|

Samaritans Falkirk
08457 90 90 90

Victim Support
01324 633433

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Council Services

Falkirk Council website
www.falkirk.gov.uk|
(comprehensive info on all council services)

Falkirk Online
www.falkirkonline.net|

Community Services
01324 590900

Corporate and Neighbourhood services
01324 506070

Development Services
01324 504950

Education Services
01324 506600

Finance Services
01324 506070

Law and Administration Services
01324 506070

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HELPFUL NATIONAL ORGANISATIONS

Alcohol Focus Group
0141 572 6700
www.alcohol-focus-scotland.org.uk|

Beating Eating Disorders
0845 634 1414
www.b-eat.co.uk|

Benefits Helpline
0800 882200

Brook Advisory Centres
0800 018 5023
www.brook.org.uk|

British Pregnancy Advisory Service (BPAS)
0845 730 4030
www.bpas.org.uk|

Bullying UK
www.bullying.co.uk|

Citizens Advise Scotland
www.cas.org.uk|

Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre
0870 000 3344
www.ceop.gov.uk|

ChildLine
0800 1111
www.childline.org.uk|

Child Protection Information Line
0800 022 3222

Children 1st
0131 446 2300
www.children1st.org.uk|

Education Action Challenging Homophobia (EACH)
0808 1000 143 (helpline)
www.eachaction.org.uk|

Enable Scotland
0141 226 4541

Epilepsy Connections
0141 248 4125
www.epilepsyconnections.org.uk|

Family Mediation Service Scotland
0845 119 2020

Internet Watch Foundation
www.iwg.org.uk|

Law Society for Scotland (Children's Law)
0131 225 2934

Learning Teaching Scotland
www.ltscotland.org.uk|

Mental Health Foundation Scotland
0141 572 0125

Mental health Helpline
0845 766 0163
info@mind.org.uk|,
www.mind.org.uk|

Message Home
For a young person to get a message to their parents
0800 700 740

Missing from Care Services
0208 392 4527

Missing Persons Helpline
0500 700 700 (24 hours)
www.missingpeople.org.uk|

National Autistic Society
020 7833 2299
www.nas.org.uk|

National Domestic Violence Helpline
0808 200 0247
www.womensaid.org.uk|
www.refuge.org.uk|

National Drugs Helpline (FRANK)
0800 77 66 00 (24 hour free advice)
www.talktofrank.com|

NSPCC
0808 800 5000
www.nspcc.org.uk|

One Parent Families
0800 018 5026
www.opfs.org.uk|

One Parent Families Scotland
01382 501972

One Scotland
0131 244 0095

Parenting Across Scotland
0131 319 8071
www.parentingacrossscotland.org|

Parentline Plus
0808 800 2222
www.parentlineplus.org.uk|

Positive Parenting
01324 877276
www.parenting.org.uk|

Relationships Scotland
0845 119 2020
enquiries@relationships-scotland.org.uk|
www.relationships-scotland.org.uk|

Samaritans
08457 90 90 90
www.samaritans.org.uk|

Sexwise Helpline
0800 28 29 30

Scotland's Commissioner for Children and young People
0131 558 3733
www.sccyp.org.uk|

Scottish Child Law Centre
0131 667 6333
www.sclc.org.uk|

Scottish Childminding Association
01786 445377

Scottish Association of Mental Health
0141 568 7000

Scottish Society for Autism
0845 3009277
www.autism-in-scotland.org.uk|

Scottish Marriage Care
www.scottishmarriagecare.org|
0141 222 2166

Young Minds Parents Information
0800 018 2138
www.youngminds.org.uk|

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OTHERS

Falkirk Virtual Teachers' Centre – www.falkirkvtc.org.uk|
Scottish Qualifications Authority – www.sqa.org.uk|

Contact Us
  • By Post:
    Education Services
    Falkirk Council
    Sealock House
    2 Inchyra Road
    Grangemouth
    FK3 9XB 
  • By Telephone:
    01324 506600
  • By Fax:
    01324 506601
  • By Email:
    director.educ@
    falkirk.gov.uk