For children living in families where parents are affected by drugs or alcohol misuse, life can be extremely challenging.

These children are often affected by domestic violence, poverty, low self-esteem and child sexual exploitation.

With a lack of dedicated services and funding to address this area, we are leading the way in developing programmes to identify and support these children.

The Children’s Society East

Essex Young People's Drug and Alcohol Service (EYPDAS) is based in Chelmsford but works across Essex, supporting young people up to their nineteenth birthday.

Stars National Initiative

Our Stars National Initiative is a hub of information, support and guidance on parental drug and alcohol misuse.