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Parental Substance & Alcohol Misuse and Safeguarding Children

Please note: Safeguarding Intermediate (formerly Level 1) training and must be completed before applying for a place on this training course.


Who is this course for?

This training session is aimed at people who are in contact with parents and carers who may have issues involving problematic drug and alcohol use.  It is also aimed at people who work with children whose parents or carers may have problems with drugs and alcohol.


Learning Outcomes:


  • To look at recent government policy contained in "Every Child Matters" and findings from "Hidden Harm", an inquiry by the advisory council on the misuse of drugs.

  • To explore issues and the impact of problematic drug use by parents on their children.

  • To learn about assessment of parental drug use and thresholds of concern.

  • To understand how integrated working (CAF) can help parents/carers who use drugs and alcohol.

  • To learn about the effects of drug and alcohol use during pregnancy.


"I learned the impact that parental Substance Misuse has on children" – Child Protection Co-ordinator - Education

"I have been able to refer young people for appropriate help." – Youth Offending Service Worker

I gained a lot form being with other professionals during the session, from their experiences of working with parents/carers with these issues and the impact on children and young people.” – Connexions worker


23rd May 10-4  
25th September 10-4  
24th January 2018 10-4