Below are links to national play organisations, organisations relating to play, and other useful contacts relating to children and young people.
Click on the organisations name and this will take you to their web page. Should any links be broken please do let us know firstname.lastname@example.org
Aberlour Child Care Trust is the largest, solely Scottish, children’s charity, providing help to over 6000 of Scotland’s most vulnerable children and young people.
Support the UK’s largest children’s charity. Our children’s services help children in poverty, support young carers and help families looking to foster or adopt.
Bookbug – Scottish Book Trust
Regulates and inspects care services in Scotland.
Help and advice for carers in Scotland.
Capability Scotland campaigns with, and provides education, employment and care services for disabled children and adults across Scotland.
ChildLine Tel: 0800 11 11
Welcome to Early Years Scotland, a national organisation that invests in our youngest children.
A membership organisation in Scotland for people with learning disabilities and family carers.
Aims to make the UK a better place for families, through research, campaigning and information provision, and working with government, employers and parents.
Disability equality in the arts
Support for lone parents
Grounds for Learning is the Scottish programme of the UK charity Learning through Landscapes
Independent development and social research charity, supporting a wide programme of research and development projects in housing, social care etc
Licketyspit – Opening playworlds for children and families through theatre, stories, music, drama-led play…firing imaginations & creating communities!
Living Streets is the national charity that stands up for pedestrians. We work with you to create safe, attractive, enjoyable streets where it’s great to walk.
Netmums is the UK’s biggest parenting website offering local info, expert parenting advice, chat and support
Providing help and support to all single parent families across Scotland; mums, dads, young parents and kinship carers.
PNS run workshops, co-ordinate support groups and provide training tailored to meet the needs of parents in communities across Scotland.
Supporting children, parents and families in Scotland
Parenting UK, part of Family Lives, is the membership body for parenting support and education. We exist to achieve better parenting by raising awareness of parenting issues and improving the performance of the parenting workforce.
Help and advice for parents, Part of Children’s 1st
National celebration of play usually held on the first Wednesday of August every year.
Whats on Guide for primary aged children.
Scotland leading social care charity.
Planning on having a baby, are already pregnant, or are supporting a partner or a friend, find out all about pregnancy, birth and parenthood.
Ready Steady Toddler! Explore our hands-on guide to help you through the challenges and rewards of the toddler years.
The Scottish Youth Parliament represents Scotland’s young people
The Yard is a purpose built indoor and outdoor adventure playground for children and young people with disabilities. Located in Edinburgh and Dundee.
As well as our Young Scot card, they have a whole bunch of awesome information, opportunities and incentives for 11 – 26 year olds in Scotland.
Youth Scotland is the network of youth clubs and groups across Scotland
YouthLink Scotland is the national agency in Scotland for youth work.