Posts in the category of: COA


by Harry Kind | 23.04.18 | Tags:

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 […]

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Liam Byrne welcomes breakthrough for Britain’s innocent victims of booze 

by Liam Byrne | 23.04.18 | in: COA, Featured | Tags:

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 […]

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Research: New Parliamentary report reveals ‘horrific’ impact of parental alcohol misuse

by Liam Byrne | 09.02.18 | in: COA, Featured, Research

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 […]

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Research: The first ever manifesto for children of alcoholics

by Liam Byrne | 14.02.17 | in: COA, Research

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 […]

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APPG on Children of Alcoholics | Evidence Submission

by Liam Byrne | 14.09.16

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.

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BBC Newsbeat coverage of #IAmCOA

by Liam Byrne | 07.03.16

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 […]

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Research: NACOA David Stafford Annual Lecture – Audio Clip

by Liam Byrne | 17.02.16

Dear friends, On Monday 15th February I gave the annual NACOA David Stafford Annual Lecture in the Houses of Parliament. You can listen to my speech here. With all good wishes. Liam

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Research: Interview with Lorraine Show as part of COA Week

by Liam Byrne | 16.02.16

Dear friends, This morning I featured in a piece on the Lorraine Show on ITV talking about our campaign to support Children of Alcoholics. You can watch the piece which includes an interview with Calum Best sharing his story about life as the child of an alcoholic on my Facebook page here. All the best, […]

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