Aims & Learning Outcomes

To enable practitioners to consider the challenges of working with families where parental substance misuse is an issue and identify best practice approaches.

By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how children may be affected by parental substance misuse
  • Understand how parenting capacity may be compromised by substance misuse
  • Refer to relevant research and resources to work with children and young people
  • Have greater confidence in discussing substance misuse with families
  • Recognise when an assessment is needed, approach them with greater confidence and Identify resources to support the assessment process
  • Make balanced judgements about any action necessary to safeguard children
  • Understand the ongoing support needs of children
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of others within the professional network

Target Audience

This is a course for those professionals (voluntary and statutory) who work with children and young people and their parents/carers regularly who require a basic understanding of drugs and alcohol their misuse and their effects in terms of Safeguarding

This training will be facilitated by members of CGL Peterborough, CGL Cambridgeshire and/or Cambridgeshire Child and Adolescent Substance Misuse Service (CASUS)