Children affected by parental substance misuse

The impact of harmful drinking on British society is often defined in terms of anti-social behaviour, young people’s alcohol use and the cost to the health service. The hidden, serious consequence less talked about, however, is the effect of a parent’s alcohol or drug misuse on children. There are also very strong links between parental substance misuse, child protection plans, care proceedings and adoption, as well as being cared for by extended family.

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If you have any queries about our privacy policy please contact our Data Protection Supervisor at the Legal Services Department, The Children's Society, PO Box 123, London, WC2A 3PX.

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