Pat's Answer

To Pat / 26 March 2020

Topic: Dad spending money for food on drinks

Your Question

what can u do if ur and ur brother is hungry but no food in house and no money cos dad spends it on drinks please help ty

From Pat / Day Month 2020


Hi, welcome to Ask Pat,

Childline would be very concerned if you and your brother have no food to eat and no money to buy food.

Everyone has the right to be looked after and to be safe. It is your parent’s job to look after you and make sure you are safe. Sometimes this doesn’t happen. But you still have the right to be minded. Do you have anyone else in your life that you could talk to about what’s going on for you? It could help to talk to a trusted adult, like a grandparent, an aunt or uncle, a neighbour or a friend’s parent.

If you wanted to ring us here in Childline on 1800 66 66 66 we could have a chat with you and see if there was anything you could do that would make things better for you at home. There is always someone here who to have a chat with you. It is free to phone Childline, to text Childline (50101) or to LiveMessage us here on this website.

We hope to hear from you soon,


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