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Young people and alcohol

To mark Alcohol Awareness Week , here are some tips for parents on dealing with children, young people and underage drinkking from our parent information service, Parent info.

Alcohol – the law

Alcohol has a magnetic attraction for young people. Almost every parent of teenagers knows someone who's had a party go disastrously wrong because someone smuggled in bottles of vodka, or some child who's had to go to hospital. But what's the legal position? Should you ever give children a glass of wine with dinner? How old do they have to be before you take them into a pub? The law explained.