Embargo: 0001 Monday 11th February Addiction treatment budgets cut again while alcohol A&E cases soar Byrne releases annual audit ahead of Children of Alcoholics week. Budgets for alcohol and drug treatment services are falling nationwide – with further cuts still to come – despite soaring numbers of A&E admissions due to alcohol misuse. The data was […]
Government Press Release on new COA funding Children suffering at the hands of alcoholic parents will be offered a lifeline under new plans announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Jeremy Hunt today to help identify and support at risk children more quickly. The package of measures – backed by £6 million in joint […]
PRESS RELEASE FROM LIAM BYRNE MP Liam Byrne welcomes breakthrough for Britain’s innocent victims of booze Liam Byrne, the founder and chair of the cross-party group in parliament for children of alcoholics, today hailed the government’s announcement of a £6 million package of help for Britain’s innocent victims of booze – the children of parents […]
New Parliamentary report reveals ‘horrific’ impact of parental alcohol misuse 37% of child deaths and serious injuries through neglect linked to parental drinking A new parliamentary report lays bare the reality of damage caused by parents who drink too much. The report, published by the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology following a request by […]
Today sees the launch of the first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics at the House of Commons. The hard-hitting manifesto, published to coincide with International Children of Alcoholics Week, sets out a 10-point plan to help Britain’s 2.6 million innocent victims of drink – the children of hard-drinking parents. It is co-written by children […]
Submissions to this survey – along with those of children’s charities and medical experts – will form the basis of the first ever Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics.
Dear friends, In case you missed it, I wanted to share with you some of the BBC Newsbeat coverage on children of alcoholics. BBC Newsbeat were very kind to cover our campaign launch here in Parliament. Newsbeat were contacted by so many people during the coverage of the campaign launch that they decided to run […]