Parental alcohol misuse affects up to 1.3 million children in England (Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy for England, 2004), representing a huge challenge to professionals working in children and family services and those in alcohol support services.

Although parental alcohol misuse can have a direct impact on children, there has previously been little support provided to children and family professionals on how to identify alcohol misuse and build children’s resilience to it within the family, and to alcohol specialists on how to provide support to the whole family .

Alcohol Concern’s alcohol and families website is dedicated to supporting professionals working with children and their parents in the health, education and social sector in understanding and working with the issues involved in parental alcohol misuse.