More than 18 families or children approached the council for help with troubles at home or their education during the school summer term in Aberdeen, new figures have shown.
A report to go to the education committee next week details the reasons for their pleas for help – noting violence at home featuring “regularly” in the stories council staff were told.
A majority of youngsters who got in touch cited “escalating need” for help due to family circumstances at home, while more than a quarter reported issues with drug or alcohol use.
Nearly half of the 18 youngsters raising concern in the average week also identified the need for help due to the mental health of them or those they lived with.
The majority of requests of help reflected the hardship lockdown brought many, with more than half asking for help with free meal provision, while a fifth of issues raised were with regard to child protection issues.
The council is drawing up plans to outline how schools can adapt to help youngsters learn while lockdown measures remain in place.
An online hub is being set up and maintained as a “first port of call” for children and young people, parents and school staff.
On Thursday, councillors will be asked to approve amendments to its supporting learners plan and to endorse staff’s “agile approach” to continuing to help.