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Kids as young as 5 in Yorkshire call Childline for help

Kids as young as 5 in Yorkshire call Childline for help

3:40pm 16th August 2010

100 children a week in the UK are contacting the ChildLine helpline with worries about their parents' drinking or drug use, according to the NSPCC.

The charity's revealed in the year to March 2010, the NSPCC in Leeds had dealt with 366 calls from youngster worried about their parent's drinking habits.

A new report suggests the children, some of whom were as young as five years old, were often trying to cope with the role reversal of attempting to look after their parents, brothers and sisters.

Childline received more than 150,000 calls nationwide during the year.

There's concerned thousands more children are suffering in silence to embarassed to come forward.

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