CRFR research supports new ChildLine figures highlighting children’s concerns about their parents alcohol use. Today, Childline reported that more than 4000 children who rang the helpline last year said they were worried about their parent's excessive drinking and that these children were three times more likely to mention physical abuse than other children who phoned. CRFR’s own work with ChildLine also highlighted the same link between parental alcohol misuse and physical abuse. Another CRFR report, Parental drug and alcohol misuse, also discussed these issues.
Links to CRFR reports:
Childrens concerns about the health and wellbeing of parents and significant others
Parental drug and alcohol misuse