But our newly-launched Childline website makes it easier for children to get help whenever they need it
Family relationships are under more strain during the summer holidays than any other time of the year, figures from our Childline service reveal.
Counselling sessions about problems at home delivered by Childline reach their peak during July and August with more than 100 contacts a day from worried children and young people.
Almost half of these are about arguments and conflicts within the family. But there’s also a large rise in the number of young people expressing worries about money and employment issues (+19%) and about being either thrown out or locked out of their own home (+19%).