NSPCC ad­vice

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The NSPCC’s Helpline has seen a rise in the num­ber of peo­ple re­port­ing drug and al­co­hol use around chil­dren over the last three years.

More than 1,060 peo­ple con­tacted the char­ity last year to de­scribe po­ten­tial sub­stance mis­use amongst adults when chil­dren and young peo­ple were in their care or nearby.

The num­ber is up by 14% since 2013/14, when 934 peo­ple got in touch. The helpline is a free and con­fi­den­tial ser­vice that adults can con­tact to get ad­vice or share their con­cerns about a child.

The fig­ures have been re­leased at the start of Chil­dren of Al­co­holics Week. Call 0808 800 5000.

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