Tackling alcohol and children

Ilkeston Town Centre

A fact-filled advice leaflet for parents called ‘Your Child and Alcohol’ has been produced by Erewash Borough Council’s licensing team.

The mini-booklet is aimed at highlighting the serious health and harm issues that surround underage drinking and includes valuable and important tips for parents on how to talk to their children about alcohol.

Councillor Garry Hickton, Erewash Borough Council’s Lead Member for Environment, says:

“Research shows that meaningful conversations between parents and children can help young people develop a healthy and sensible attitude to drink. This free booklet offers parents invaluable advice on how to have those conversations and address this very important issue.”

The free booklet has been produced with support from Erewash Community Safety Partnership (ECSP) and will be available in local libraries and other public buildings including Ilkeston and Long Eaton Town Halls.

ECSP will also send the booklet to the parents of young people when issuing anti-social behaviour alcohol intervention letters.

The licensing team, which worked with independent charity Drinkaware to produce the guide, also hopes to work with Erewash Clinical Commissioning Group to make the advice booklet available in health centres and GP surgeries across the borough.

Residents can find more advice at www.drinkaware.co.uk