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Our Advice and Information Line

Please call us on:
020 7735 8941
9.30am-4.30pm, Monday-Friday

Our National Advice and Information Line is a free and confidential telephone helpline for any enquiries that concern children and family welfare matters and cross international borders.


CFAB provides a number of resources for UK social work practitioners, agencies, legal departments, Local Authorities, NGOs, Police and private individuals.

We have experience gained from over 50 years of being part of an international network which is present in more than 120 countries world wide. CFAB's unique role is recognised by the UK Government, local authorities, the Family Division of the High Court and other major NGOs.

CFAB is able to provide core services and expertise in the following areas:

  • Child Trafficking
  • Private Fostering
  • Children in Care / Looked After Children
  • Foreign Prisoners' Children
  • Unaccompanied Asylum Seekers

CFAB has developed new Factsheets for professionals, which can be found below and in the 'Facstsheets' tab.

Factsheet: Placing Children with Family Overseas

This factsheet deals with the particular challenges of placing children with family overseas and provides practical advice for professionals. Click here to download.

Factsheet: UK Social Workers Practising Overseas

This factsheet addresses the practice of UK social workers travelling abroad to complete family assessments, identifying key concerns and proposing solutions. Click here to download.

How Can We Help

CFAB is able to assist with:

  • Passing on concerns to services overseas / Child Protection Alerts
  • Training
  • Overseas Assessments
  • Placing children overseas
  • Social Service checks overseas

Other Useful Links

Below are some useful links to organisations who can offer assistance in other areas:

Did You Know...

In the last 5 years CFAB has helped over 10,000 children

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