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Aims and Learning Outcomes:

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) is an umbrella term for a range of disorders in children caused by maternal alcohol use during pregnancy. The implications are potentially devastating for the child’s learning, behaviour, speech and ability to interact with others and to function independently.

To provide an awareness of what FASD are:

  • To enable participants to give ‘ evidence based advice’ and information to services users about FASD.
  • To help participants understand the effects of alcohol and substance misuse on the development of the foetus. To enable participants in recognising FASD and getting the earliest possible formal intervention.

Target Audience

This is a two hour course for those professionals (voluntary and statutory) who work with children and young people and their parents/carers regularly and for those who hold particular responsibilities for safeguarding.  Groups 2,3, 4 and 5. Frontline Professionals working with families are encouraged to attend as are those staff who complete assessments and child protection investigations.

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