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  • Information Sharing: Responding Early to Children affected by Parental Substance Misuse

    Created: 15/05/2014

    There are still spaces available on the Information Sharing: Responding Early to Children affected by Parental Substance Misuse training course on Monday 02 and Tuesday 03 June 2014. The course will be held in the Auchterderran Centre, Cardenden from 9.30am to 4.30pm each day.

    Target Group:

    All frontline staff and managers who work with children and families in the public, private and voluntary sectors including health, education, social work, police, housing, community services and the voluntary sector.

    Aim and Objectives:

    This follow-on module is aimed at participants who have successfully completed the foundation module “Children and Families Affected by Parental Substance Misuse”. The module is designed to equip participants with an increased awareness and understanding of the needs of and risks to children living with parents / carers with substance misuse issues. The roles and responsibilities of staff in Fife in responding early to children affected by parental substance misuse shall be explored and challenges and opportunities across and within agencies in relation to information sharing will be examined. Consideration shall be given to the risks and needs of children living with parents /carers who are currently making changes to their use of substances.

    Learning Outcomes:

    On completion of this training participants should be able to:

    • Demonstrate increased knowledge of the impact of parental substance misuse on children’s wellbeing and development;
    • Show an understanding of the local and national policies and procedures which underpin practice in Fife around children affected by parental substance misuse;
    • Describe intra and inter agency responsibilities in relation to sharing information around wellbeing and risk in relation to children affected by parental substance.

    If you would like to attend please complete the online booking form or contact the CPC Support Team on 01592 583251. Fife Council staff can book via the CLMS system.

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