Government to boost support for children of alcoholics

The government is to invest £5.5m into efforts to improve the lives of an estimated 200,000 children in England who live with alcoholic parents.

 The Department of Health and Social Careand the Department for Work and Pensionssaid the money will be split between local authorities and voluntary sector organisations. 

Up to £4.5m will be made available to local authorities over three years to develop new approaches to the issue such as early intervention programmes that avoid the need for children of alcohol-dependent parents to be taken into care and outreach schemes that help more parents access addiction treatment. 

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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