Young carers and parental substance or alcohol misuse – examples of good practice

Young carers and parental substance or alcohol misuse – examples of good practice

Examples of good practice

Out of hours family support for young carers living with a substance misusing adult

The PDF iconout of hours family project aims to provide a range of emotional and practical support to families in order to improve outcomes for young carers, the substance misusing adults they care for and the wider family.

Support for young people affected by a parent’s drug or alcohol misuse

Time4Us identifies and supports young people with a parent who is misusing drugs or alcohol. The project also supports the wider family by providing information and support to parents to access other available services.

Supporting families affected by drug and alcohol misuses

PDF iconExplore Family in Nottingham delivers both low threshold and structured interventions for anyone affected by the drug or alcohol misuse of someone else in their family. The service works with children within the family (some of whom will be young carers), any non-misusing parent and the misusing parent when appropriate.

Further information

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services and Association of Directors of Children’s Services produced Signposts, See Me, Hear Me, Talk to Me – Talk to My Family as Well in 2011.

The Office of The Children's Commissioner for England produced the report Silent Voices – Supporting children and young people affected by parental alcohol misuse in 2012.