6 hours CPD


Adoption practitioners and managers (Voluntary Adoption Agencies, Regional Adoption Agencies and Local Authorities) and Independent Professionals.


Every year in the UK 7,000 babies are born with Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); a type of brain damage caused when an unborn child is exposed to alcohol in the womb. Many of these babies will find themselves among the 70,000 vulnerable children in our care system and making up the numbers in a statistic that claims 75% of looked-after children have a background involving drug and alcohol misuse and are therefore likely candidates for this condition.

Of all the substances of abuse (marijuana, cocaine, and heroin), alcohol produces significantly more serious neuro-behavioural effects to an unborn child. The downstream impacts of this on child behaviour and development are many and varied. Research and studies are limited but through awareness, understanding and a few carefully placed thought pathways, helping these children bed into a secure family and happy home is well within our reach.

We will be looking at exactly what FASD is, why it’s here and what it looks like. We will spend a little time demystifying the language and misconceptions before exploring how we can influence the outcomes for these children using candid personal experiences to bring it all to life. 

In this bespoke training session, you will be able:

  • To explore FASD as a range of disabilities caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol
  • To recognise the prevalence of FASD within LAC
  • To identify possible needs of a child with FASD and explore ideas to support them
  • Know where to go for further information

You will be able to network with practitioners from other agencies: whether you are new to adoption or have been working in the sector for many years, this is a chance to share best practice and glean new ideas. 


A member of staff will be in touch with attendees one week prior to the event to share a pre-event delegate pack.

If you have any questions regarding this webinar, please contact us at [email protected]We will aim to answer your query within two working days.

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