ChildLine Casenotes is a series of reports based on analysis of calls to ChildLine, a free confidential helpline for children and young people in the UK provided by the NSPCC.
Children talking to ChildLine about parental alcohol and drug misuse (PDF, 267KB)
is our latest report, based on detailed analysis of calls to ChildLine from April 2008 to March 2009.
1. Throughout this report we use the terms 'parents' and 'parental' interchangeably to mean either or both parent(s), carers and others with parental responsibility. This person is usually the child’s mother or father.
Seeing and hearing the child: rising to the challenge of parental substance misuse / Children’s voices: living with parental substance misuse
Parental substance misuse can cause serious harm to children at every age, from conception to adulthood, yet their needs have often remained unseen and unmet. These two standalone, but complementary, NSPCC training resources have been developed to equip mainstream children's and adult services to identify and respond appropriately to the needs of these children.