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Action for Children

Action for Children is a National charity that supports families.


We are a nationwide service that provides online parenting support to families. We can provide support on a wide range of parenting issues for children of all ages. If it is something we cannot give advice on we will sign post.  

We can cover areas such as:

  • sleep problems

  • child development

  • emotional wellbeing

  • potty training

  • boundaries and behaviour

  • transitions

  • parental conflict

  • parental wellbeing to name a few

Free and confidential live chat with parenting team available via their webpage.

“Our vision is that every child and young person in the UK has a safe and happy childhood, and the foundations they need to thrive. We do this by working closely with children and their families, from before they’re born until their twenties. 

Our work is split into three main areas:

Best start in life

Good mental health 

A safe and loving home

Who to contact

Action for Children ~ Dots (under 5s team)

Where to go

Action For Children
3 The Boulevard
Ascot Road
WD18 8AG

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.