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Where can I get help and advice?

Access to your Records – Subject Access Reports
Accessing Records about you and the care you may have received might help you understand how decisions were made. It could provide you with reports and care plans that you may not have previously seen, or have no current access to. 

To access records in Dundee you should apply to Jane Martin, Chief Social Worker at jane.martin@dundeecity.gov.uk and enclose 2 forms of identification.

Addaction Dundee
Addaction Dundee is a direct access service providing support to people in Dundee affected by drug or alcohol use. You can come along and speak to a staff member, for yourself or on someone's behalf. We are a recovery focused service which believes that everyone can find their own recovery journey. We are here to support people and families in Dundee. We work alongside our partner agencies to provide a package of support and choice to fit individual needs. We agree goals with our clients and make individual recovery plans, which are regularly reviewed.



Amina Dundee
An inclusive group that aims to support  Muslim women and to empower, inspire and support Muslim Women by working with partners to influence and create change in society to ensure that their voices are heard and needs are met.



Barnardo’s Child Sexual Exploitation
Child sexual exploitation (CSE) is an increasingly high profile issue that affects children and young people of all backgrounds and from all communities, right across the UK. Barnardo’s is working to tackle the problem and support those who are affected. Children are most vulnerable to sexual exploitation between the ages of 13 and 15, but younger victims are being targeted all the time. In one month alone, Barnardo’s services worked with 126 children aged 10–13 who had been affected.


Capability Scotland
Founded in 1946, Capability Scotland delivers exemplary care, support and education for disabled children and adults across Scotland. Capability Scotland will meet the individual needs of customers by delivering exemplary care, support and education. By empowering every customer, we will enable them to have a voice, realise their ambitions and achieve their full potential.



Offers advice and support to children, young people and paretns on a wide range of issues around care and protection.



Citizens Advice Dundee
Offer advice on a wide range of issues including Rights in work, and provision of services



Deaf Action Dundee
Deaf Action is a deaf-led charity that has been working for an equal and better future for deaf, deafened, deafblind and hard of hearing people since 1835. This vision remains at the heart of everything we do today and is central to all the services we provide. Deaf Action have premises in Dundee that provided a meeting place and social activities. Deaf Action can offer support and advice on a number of issues and including interpreting services.



Disclosure scheme for domestic abuse
The Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland aims to prevent domestic abuse by empowering both men and women with the right to ask about the background of their partner, potential partner or someone who is in a relationship with someone they know, and there is a concern that the individual may be abusive.

Disclosure Scheme for Domestic Abuse Scotland


Dundee Disabled Children’s Association – ddca
Established in 1902, we are a local independent charity providing activities and support for children and young people with additional support needs and their families. Each month, we have around 350 visits from children and young people, around 250 visits from parents and carers and around 150 visits from volunteers. We have a fully accessible and specially designed play and activity center, opened in 2005.  We completed this independently following a period of intensive fundraising and we remain hugely grateful to everyone who supported us.  This was a massive undertaking for a small organisation like us, and we are extremely proud of our purpose built premises. 



Dundee International Women’s Centre
DIWC provides opportunities for marginalised and socially excluded women, with an emphasis on those from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) and migrant communities, to reach their full potential and prosper in their communities. DIWC is unique in Dundee as the only multicultural, 'women-only' organisation, which does not follow a single faith and/or cultural belief as part of the aim or service provision.
As a result of its many years of experience, DIWC has built a positive reputation within the communities it supports, being an organisation which is sensitive and respectful towards diverse cultural needs.
In order to meet our aims, DIWC provides a range of services such as: classes, social groups, informal and formal training, employment training, volunteering, events and issue based awareness-raising.
In addition, our social enterprise business, Rise and Shine Childcare, has gone from strength to strength and has provided thousands of employment opportunities to women across the city.
DIWC is a grassroots organisation and sees it future as continuing to provide and develop services led by community needs and underpinned by our values.



Future Pathways
Future Pathways was launched in September 2016 to offer support to people who were abused or neglected as children while they were living in care in Scotland. It is supported by funding from the Scottish Government and is managed by a group of organisations that make up the Future Pathways Alliance to oversee the fund and make sure it is reaching as many survivors as possible.



Home Start Dundee
Home-Start Dundee is a local charity which was established in 1985. We are affiliated to the national organisation, Home-Start UK, but are independent and autonomous and responsible for our own management and funding. Families struggling with post-natal depression, isolation, physical health problems, bereavement and many other issues receive the support of a volunteer who will spend around two hours a week in a family’s home supporting them in the ways they need.

We offer families choice; we work in partnership – with each other, with families and with other agencies; we work in a spirit of openness, encouragement and enjoyment and we are flexible and responsive to the needs of families



Parent Line “If you need us, we're here”
Children 1st Provides advice and support to parents and say Whatever it is that affects your family, you can talk it over with us.  We’ll listen to you with kindness, give you time to think things through and support you.  Call us for free on: 08000 28 22 33 If it's easier, text: 07860 022844 (standard network charges apply) and we'll call you back.



Parent to Parent Dundee
Parent to Parent was established in 1988 and is a voluntary organisation which supports parents of children with additional support needs, whether physical, learning, sensory or behavioral which is associated with the disability. It also supports parents of children who are seriously or terminally ill or parents who have suffered a bereavement of a child. It provides advocacy for children and young people with additional needs. All families must live in Angus, Dundee or Perth & Kinross.



Relationship Scotland – Family Mediation
Relationships Scotland’s network provide relationship counselling, family mediation, child contact centers and other family support services across all of mainland and island Scotland.  Our work supports individuals, couples and families experiencing relationship difficulties.



Sex offender community disclosure scheme
Community disclosure enables parents, carers or guardians of children under 18 years old to make a formal request for the disclosure of information about a named person who may have contact with their child if they are concerned that he or she might be a registered child sexual offender.
Sex Offender Community Disclosure Scheme Leaflet

Shakti Womens Aid Dundee
Shakti's Dundee service provides support to BME women including trans women who are experiencing/fleeing Domestic Abuse from their Partners/husband, ex-partner and other members of the household living in living in the in and around Dundee, Perth and Aberdeen city. We are also able to support women at risk of forced marriage and so called honour based violence.
We provide a confidential service. We will not speak to family members and friends. Our service understands the problems and difficulties faced by BME women and provides specialist support. Our staff are bilingual and we have access to interpreters.



Suicide? Help!
The locally-developed Suicide? Help! App contains contact details of local and national organisations, information about suicide, a guide to helping those in distress and a template for creating a safety plan.



Tayside Council on Alcohol
Tayside Council on Alcohol (TCA) was established in 1972 and is one of the leading providers of support services in the Tayside area for people who are affected by the misuse of alcohol. Our mission statement is to “Provide, throughout Tayside, support, education and information to those experiencing problems arising from alcohol misuse and to promote a healthy approach to alcohol.”



The Corner Dundee
For young people ages 11-19 year offering advice and support if you have worries about mental health, Sexual Health, Exam Stress, Housing, Alcohol, Bullying, Relationships.  They offer Drop In services, individual counselling and Peer to Peer Supports. Services are confidential



Victim Support Dundee
Victim Support provides victims with free and confidential emotional and practical assistance and information about the criminal justice system. Trained volunteers and staff deliver this assistance throughout Scotland. There is a Victim Support office in every local authority area.



Womens Aid Dundee
As an organisation we provide a range of services including information, support and temporary refuge accommodation. We provide a confidential, and non-judgemental service to women, young people and children who have experienced domestic abuse. The abuse may be from a partner, ex-partner or someone you are living with.
We support all women experiencing domestic abuse. We do not discriminate on the grounds of: disability, intersex status, sexual orientation, religion and belief, race, or transgender identity.



Womens Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre Dundee
We provide support to women, including trans women, and young people of all genders (aged 11-18), who have experienced any form of sexual violence, abuse or exploitation in their lives.

We listen to, believe and support survivors of any race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability, religious and cultural background. We respect the courage and strength it takes to speak out about your experience of sexual violence, whether it has been a recent assault or it happened a long time ago.



Young Carers project Dundee
The project offers services, support and information to young carers in Dundee aged 8-16 years. The Upbeat project works with young adult carers aged 15-30. A young carer is a child or young person who has a caring role and/or is affected emotionally by a family member’s long-term illness, disability, and mental health or alcohol/addiction problems.