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Lewisham Safeguarding Children Board

Lewisham Safeguarding Children Partnership

Email: safeguardingboard@lewisham.gov.uk

Tel: 020 8314 3396

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

Dates:                        Tuesday 11th June 2019 - Course closed

                                   Wednesday 20th November 2019

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.

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