Parental Substance Misuse and its Impact on Children

Pre-requisites: Participants must have completed

  • SSCB Safeguarding Foundation Module 1 and Foundation Module 2
  • Training or professional development opportunity on Substance Misuse Awareness and have a basic knowledge of the most commonly misused substances and their effects. You can access a free Parental Substance Misuse e learning course via SCIE. To access this you must create a free SCIE account.

Target Group: This workshop is aimed at practitioners and managers in voluntary, independent and statutory agencies who work predominantly with children, young people and/or their parents/carers and who could contribute to assessing, planning, intervening and evaluating the needs of a child and parenting capacity where there are safeguarding concerns.

Course Aim: To provide participants with the opportunity to develop knowledge and skills for safeguarding children whose parents misuse substances.

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the course participants will have

  • Discussed national and local best practice guidance including lessons from serious case reviews
  • Examined their own experiences of assessing risk to children whose parents misuse substances
  • Explored issues of working collaboratively with colleagues who have specialist knowledge in substance misuse
  • Considered public perceptions of substance misusing parents and barriers to effective working.

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