Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 20th November 2018.

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Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what progress his Department has made on improving the availability of support and advice for children of alcoholic parents.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what his Department’s priorities are for expanding support services for children of alcoholic parents.

Photo of Caroline Flint Caroline Flint Labour, Don Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to reduce child vulnerability to alcohol-related harm.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Government is committed to reducing the harm of alcohol addiction and to ensuring there is improved availability of support for children of alcohol dependent parents.

On 23 April 2018, the Department of Health and Social Care and the Department of Work and Pensions announced a jointly funded package of measures totalling up to £6 million to improve the availability of support for these children. Priority measures include a local authority innovation fund, national capacity building through voluntary sector organisations and additional helpline support for children. We will be announcing details of the organisations receiving funding for this work shortly.

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