Although many parents experiencing challenges are able to provide a safe and loving environment for their children, growing up in a family facing difficult circumstances can affect a child’s wellbeing and make it difficult for them to seek support.
This new report from the NSPCC can help people who work with children to understand how it feels when their family is facing adversity, and how to provide appropriate support.
Children and young people talked about the impact living in a family facing adversity has on their wellbeing. Effects can include:
- mental health problems
- poor performance at school
- suicidal thoughts and feelings
- struggling to build and maintain relationships with friends or partners.