The Children's Society has warned of the dangers of ignoring the emotional impact family debt has on children.
Chief executive Matthew Reed said:
Families are increasingly relying on debt as a way to make ends meet - but we're in danger of ignoring the impact this is having on children now and in the future.
We cannot allow children to pay the price of debt.
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