Other useful organisations

In the course of our work we have found that there are other organisations who have similar aims.  Some of these have published very useful and comprehensive studies and on a more practical level we have also listed a parenting magazine, a social networking site and other agencies that you may find useful. Do click on the list below.

Let us know if there are other relevant links that you would like us to add.

We’d also like to highlight a guest lecture given by Rebecca Walker at a conference organised by HARO, Sweden.

Rebecca Walker on Motherhood – click on left for You Tube clip.

protect-childhood-logoSave Childhood

The Save Childhood Movement is a growing collaboration of individuals and organisations that share a deep concern about the profound erosion of childhood that has occurred over the last few decades.  Set up by some leading experts in their fields, the site brings together projects and research to try to actively bring about a positive change.

centre_policy_studCentre for Policy Studies

An independent think-tank which aims to promote coherent and practical public policy proposals based on a set of core principles, including individual choice and responsibility, and the concepts of duty, family, liberty, and the rule of law. The Centre has published some very helpful material on marriage and the family.

civitasCIVITAS: The Institute for the Study of Civil Society

An independent think tank dedicated to deepening public understanding of the institutions, beliefs and values which are fundamental to a free and democratic society. Analyses of the family focus on improving understanding of the methods of raising children which have worked best, including, on the one hand, families based on the lifelong commitment of both parents to each other and to their children; and on the other, families in which one parent is absent.

watc_childrenWATCH? What About the Children?

A national charity which promotes parental responsibility with particular emphasis on the emotional needs of children during their crucial first three years.

family_ed_trusFamily Education Trust

Family Education Trust (Family & Youth Concern) is a national educational trust which researches the causes and consequences of family breakdown. It has no political or religious affiliations and is funded entirely by voluntary donations. It neither solicits nor accepts government funding, directly or indirectly.

rel_foundationRelationship Foundation

Studies and promotes the benefits of healthy relationships, and examines how relationships are affected by culture and policy.

fam_matters_instFamily Matters Institute

The Family Matters Institute provides a range of course materials and other resources designed to support organisations and individuals working with parents.

fam_parent_instFamily and Parenting Institute

The Family and Parenting Institute is an independent charity that exists to make the UK a better place for families and children. We work with charities, businesses and public services to offer practical help to families. We run campaigns to build a family friendly society. Our research offers insights into family life now and in the future.

mmm_europeMMM Europe – Make Mothers Matter

The “Mouvement Mondial des Mères” (MMM) or “World Movement of Mothers” was created in 1947. The MMM raises awareness of society, policy makers and public opinion on the vital role of mothers for promoting peace and on their contribution to social and economic progress. MMM is an international, apolitical and non-denominational NGO.

junoJuno Magazine

Juno is a parenting magazine with an ethos based on conscious parenting.


The UK’s leading family support charity. Across the country, our thousands of volunteers offer friendship and practical help to families with at least one child under five.

wi_logoWomen’s Institute

The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

mums_workingMum and Working – Welcome

A website aimed at full-time mothers that want an opportunity to make some money and look after their children.


Social network for mothers. Mumsnet was conceived in early 2000 out of a disastrous family holiday. The idea was to create a website where parents could swap advice about holidays, pushchairs and last night’s TV. Eleven years later and who’d have thought it would come to this. The site gets nearly 4 million visits per month.


Turn2us helps people in financial need gain access to welfare benefits, charitable grants and other financial help – online, by phone and face to face through our partner organisations. They can help you access grants & benefits through our online tools.

HRF-logoHome Renaissance Foundation

Home Renaissance Foundation is a think tank which works to promote a greater recognition of the work that goes into creating healthy and congenial home environments.  HRF acts as a catalyst for change in a number of ways, through interdisciplinary research, SMART training program and international initiatives in the developing world.

Make Mothers Matterimage001 

MMM and its member associations work at grassroots level and create links between civil society and governments.

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