Children with ill parents suffer

Thousands of children across Scotland are suffering from physical abuse, neglect, and difficulties at school as a result of their parents’ health problems, it has been revealed.

Research by the University of Edinburgh has found that youngsters are struggling to cope with cancer, depression and drug and alcohol abuse within their family.

Academics at the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) studied around 9,000 calls made to ChildLine Scotland over four years about ill-health among parents, carers and siblings.

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