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Childline is prepared for potential rise in young people contacting the service as relationship tensions among families come to a head over the festive period.
Childline figures show there has been a significant jump in children and young people reaching out for help, advice and support on Christmas Day and Boxing Day over the last 2 years:
- 24% rise on Christmas Day
- 32% rise on Boxing Day.
Counsellors will be working around the clock throughout the festive period to make sure someone is always there to listen. Family relationships were the most common concern for children and young people on Christmas Day and Boxing Day last year.