Spotlight
Family Court Practice, The
Order the 2021 edition due out in May
Court of Protection Practice 2021
'Court of Protection Practice goes from strength to strength, having...
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance Tenth Edition
Jackson's Matrimonial Finance is an authoritative specialist text...
Spotlight
Latest articles
JM v RM [2021] EWHC 315 (Fam)
(Family Division, Mostyn J, 22 February 2021)Abduction – Wrongful retention – Hague Convention application – Mother decided not to return to Australia with children – COVID 19...
Re A (A Child) (Hague Convention 1980: Set Aside) [2021] EWCA Civ 194
(Court of Appeal (Civil Division), Moylan, Asplin LJJ, Hayden J, 23 February 2021)Abduction – Hague Convention 1980 – Return order made – Mother successfully applied to set aside due...
Disabled women more than twice as likely to experience domestic abuse
The latest data from the Office of National Statistics shows that, in the year ending March 2020, around 1 in 7 (14.3%) disabled people aged 16 to 59 years experienced any form of domestic abuse in...
The President of the Family Division endorses Public Law Working Group report
The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published a message from the President of the Family Division, Sir Andrew McFarlane, in which the President endorses the publication of the President’s...
HMCTS updates online divorce services guidance
HM Courts and Tribunals Service have recently updated the online divorce services guidance with the addition of guides for deemed and dispensed service applications, alternative service...
View all articles
Authors

1.3m children live with parents who misuse alcohol

Sep 29, 2018, 17:45 PM
Slug : 1-3m-children-live-with-parents-who-misuse-alcohol
Meta Title :
Meta Keywords :
Canonical URL :
Trending Article : No
Prioritise In Trending Articles : No
Date : Sep 16, 2009, 04:24 AM
Article ID : 90353

Up to 1.3 million children in the UK are living with parents who misuse alcohol and the number is expected to increase in light of the economic recession, according to the social care charity Turning Point.

Children living with parents that are abusing alcohol are not getting the support they deserve because a lack of specialist services, according to Sue Winterburn, who manages Turning Point's Base Camp service and sees young people with parents or carers who are abusing alcohol.

Ms Winterburn says that while alcohol abuse is now endemic in society it remains a hidden issue within families and parents and children are reluctant to seek help.

"There is a stigma attached to alcohol misuse. When people do seek help they often find it's not available," she said.

"Even when parents with an alcohol problem are identified and questions asked about other family members, there is often no follow up," she added.

The charity says that children can feel isolated and find it hard to confide in others who don't have similar experiences.

Base Camp provides young people with an opportunity to meet other young people and share experiences, talk about emotions, boost their confidence and become empowered to make changes at home.

The study by Bath University found a number of positive changes in the children who have attended the project.

Young people have been actively involved in developing the service, including staff recruitment, group work content and project promotion. Young people can also self refer which is unique in children's treatment services.

Categories :
  • News
Tags :
Authors
Provider :
Product Bucket :
Recommend These Products
Related Articles
Load more comments
Comment by from