Alcohol - parents and carers
Alcohol and parenting
When you drink alcohol, your parenting may be affected because drinking reduces your concentration and co-ordination, giving you a loss of self-control. This can have many effects on children, including abuse or neglect.
If you're too drunk to look after your kids, they could end up in hospital because of falls, burns, choking, poisoning and more. It's best to stay sober when they're in your care.
Get help with your drinking
For free and confidential local advice and support, contact Horizon on 01253 752100
You can also find more information on alcohol support on the NHS choices website.
Reporting child neglect
If you have any concerns regarding the welfare of a child, please call the Duty and Assessment Team on 01253 477299
If the child is at immediate risk, always call 999