Charities warn problem debt 'leaves children in distress'

Over a million families are struggling with "problem" debt, causing emotional distress to their children, charities warned. The Children's Society and StepChange debt charity said another three million families were sliding into financial trouble.

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Charities warn problem debt 'leaves children in distress'

At least 1.4 million families are living with "problem" debt with a further three million households on the verge of sliding into financial difficulty and leaving their children in distress, according to a new report.

The Children's Society and StepChange debt charity have warned about the emotional toll an "extremely precarious" financial position puts on the children of the family.

Children should "not be the price of debt", charities warned. Credit: PA

The stress of keeping up with repayments leads to rows, emotional distress to children and cut backs on essentials, the charities warned.

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