Stars National Initiative
Support and guidance on parental drug and alcohol misuse
A warm welcome to Stars National Initiative.
We are a hub of information, guidance and resources on parental drug and alcohol misuse, and the impact it has upon children and families.
Through our work we promote the voices of children and young people, seek to influence policy and practice, and undertake training and consultancy work.
We work as part of The Children's Society and provide a wide range of information and resources around Hidden Harm, including:
- Our 'Ask me about me' DVD
- Our 'You are not on your own' booklet
- Our free worksheets for children and young people
- A wide variety of practice resources
- Conferences and training events
New report: A new report looking at the experiences of kinship carers, particularly those who are kinship carers due to parental drug or alcohol use, has been launched. Read more about the background to the report and it's findings.
New film: Action on Addiction has released a short film made by film-making charity Positive Images showing two young people dealing with their experience of having parents addicted to drugs and alcohol. The film hopes to encourage young people in a similar situation to talk to someone who can help them.
One of our aims is to support practitioners working directly with children, young people and families. We provide relevant information, guidance and protocols, key government documents, alongside bespoke resources such as our Ask me about me DVD, a collection of useful websites and a page compiling a wide range of children's voices.