Untold Damage: Children's Accounts of Living with Harmful Parental Drinking

Untold Damage: Children's Accounts of Living with Harmful Parental Drinking

This report highlights the findings of a collaborative research study undertaken by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the NSPCC’s ChildLine in Scotland service to explore children and young people’s experiences of harmful parental drinking and the concerns they express about the impact this is having on their lives.

Key findings include that there were a disproportionately large number of calls received by ChildLine from children concerned about a significant otherv person’s drinking come from Scotland. Children provided accounts of multiple negative impacts associated with harmful parental drinking including severe emotional distress, physical abuse and violence and a general lack of care, support and protection.

Recommendations for Alcohol Policy, Services and Education are made.

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Created Date: 15th Nov 2009
Last Updated: 15th Apr 2019