[PDF] Parental alcohol misuse and children

Source:
House of Commons
Publisher:
House of Commons
Publication date:
09 February 2018

Abstract

Parental Alcohol Misuse (PAM) can negatively affect children’s physical and mental health, and other outcomes including educational attainment and behaviour. Effects can be acute when experienced in conjunction with other adverse experiences such as domestic abuse, marital conflict, and deprivation. PAM is a common feature in child protection and care proceedings, and places a considerable burden on social services.