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


In this session, we will:

  • Explore how children may be affected by parental substance misuse
  • Discuss how parenting capacity may be compromised by substance misuse
  • Identify relevant research and resources to support working with children and young people
  • Discuss when an assessment is needed
  • Identify resources to support the assessment process
  • Explore how to make balanced judgements about any action necessary to safeguard children
  • Discuss the ongoing support needs of children
  • Identify the roles and responsibilities of others within the professional network


6 Hours




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

To book a place

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