Charity concern over children

A children's charity says young people across Northamptonshire are struggling to cope with daily life, because of problems out of their control.

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Clinical Psychologist discusses charity findings

The charity, Action for Children says they're seeing more and more cases of young people needing emotional support, with the problem particularly acute in Northamptonshire.

Darren Spooner is a Clinical Psychologist from The St Giles Clinic in Norwich and he dropped into the ITV News Anglia studios today to give his reaction to the news.

Click below to watch Darren's chat with Jonathan Wills and Becky Jago

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Children pressured by parents' troubles

The charity, Action for Children says they're seeing more and more cases of young people needing emotional support, with the problem particularly acute in Northamptonshire.

Often it's for issues out of their control, like parent illness, redundancy, domestic violence or family breakdown.

Click below to watch a report from ITV News Anglia's Russell Hookey

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Mother admits children can sense concerns

A children's charity says young people across Northamptonshire are struggling to cope with daily life, because of problems out of their control.

Action for Children says they're often taking on their parents' problems, such as illness and redundancy, domestic violence and family breakdown.

More than half of its staff say they're seeing more cases of children needing emotional support.

Helen Swift is a single mother of four. She says her children can sometimes tell she is worried.

Northants kids "struggling to cope with daily life"

A children's charity says young people across Northamptonshire are struggling to cope with daily life. Credit: PA

A children's charity says young people across Northamptonshire are struggling to cope with daily life, because of problems out of their control.

Action for Children says they're often taking on their parents' problems, such as illness and redundancy, domestic violence and family breakdown.

More than half of its staff say they're seeing more cases of children needing emotional support.

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