Children of Alcoholics

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 11:20 am on 24th November 2015.

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Photo of Gavin Shuker Gavin Shuker Labour/Co-operative, Luton South 11:20 am, 24th November 2015

I salute the bravery of my right hon. Friend Liam Byrne in introducing this debate. On the Minister’s point, will he ensure that all educational professionals have the appropriate training for when a child might disclose something to them? Many alcoholic parents are very concerned about losing their children, so will seek to involve them in the secret to try to prevent their child from being taken into care. The Minister is from the Department for Education, so will he look at whether all educational professionals are suitably trained for disclosure?