Safeguarding Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse
Target Group Professionals who work directly with children, young people and families, and who contribute to assessing, planning, intervening,
and reviewing the needs of a child or young person.
Trainer: Jane Walker
Times: 9:30am – 4:30pm
Delegates: 20 places
Aims and Objectives:
- To equip individuals to work more effectively with parents who use substances. This will be achieved by considering the impact of substance use on parenting and the risks that children and young people may be experiencing. It will enable participants to update their substance misuse knowledge as well as learning more about local services and interventions.
- On completion of this course participants should be able to:
- Describe the extent of parental substance use locally and nationally in relation to the numbers of children affected and the range of substances used.
- Understand governmental responses to the issue of parental substance misuse.
- Recognise the impact of parental substance use of children and young people in their families in relation to their physical, emotional and social development and well being.
- Assess risk in relation to parental substance use and its impact on the family and parenting skills.
- Learn about treatment options and local substance use agencies.
- Consider the impact of attitudes and values when working with parental substance use.
- Work collaboratively with other agencies according to borough guidance.