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1/4 parents 'give children alcohol at end of exams'

Almost a quarter of parents will give their child alcohol to celebrate the end of the exams this summer, according to a Drinkaware survey. The alcohol charity warned 14-17-year-olds would consume nine units of alcohol in post-exam celebrations.

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What is illegal for 'adults and under-18s' with alcohol

It is illegal to:

  • To sell alcohol to someone under 18 anywhere.
  • For an adult to buy or attempt to buy alcohol on behalf of someone under 18.
  • For someone under 18 to buy alcohol, attempt to buy alcohol or to be sold alcohol.
  • For someone under 18 to drink alcohol in licensed premises, except where the child is 16 or 17 years old and accompanied by an adult. In this case it is legal for them to drink, but not buy, beer, wine and cider with a table meal.
  • For an adult to buy alcohol for someone under 18 for consumption on licensed premises, except as above.
  • To give children alcohol if they are under five.

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