A one day course focusing on hidden harm and related issues. This course is being delivered nationally to teams only.
New figures indicate that approximately 3.4 million children in the UK live with at least one binge drinking parent, 2.6 million live with a hazardous drinker and around 1 million live with a parent who uses illicit drugs.
• Overview of substances (includes alcohol, crack, heroin and commonly used NPS)
• Impact of drugs on families
• Implications for children
• Provision of need for children – asking the right questions
• Assessing the impact of drugs on parenting capacity
• Risk Factors
• Protective factors, treatment, support and making appropriate referrals
Aim & Objectives
• To increase knowledge and awareness of hidden harm
• To improved confidence in identifying and dealing with cases of hidden harm
• Understanding responsibilities when working with a parent / s who use drugs / alcohol
• Identifying risk and assess the impact drugs and alcohol can have on parenting capacity
• Increase protective factors for parents and children
• Improved knowledge of signposting routes to help address identified hidden harm
The course will be accompanied by a training package and certificate on completion of the training.
National Occupational Standards: Units covered and supported
AA1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists
HSC233 Relate to, and interact with, individuals
HSC3111 Promote the equality, diversity, rights and responsibilities of individuals
HSC33 Develop your own knowledge and practice