The Children's Commissioner for England, Maggie Atkinson
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Children of alcoholics 'need more support'

11 September 2012 Last updated at 09:59 BST

The Children's Commissioner for England has warned that nearly one in three children lives with a parent who is a binge drinker.

Maggie Atkinson found that almost 3.5m children in the UK are affected by a parent who drinks alcohol excessively.

She said parental alcohol abuse is not taken seriously, and large numbers of affected youngsters received little support from social services.