Early Years Practitioners – Supporting Children Affected by Parental Substance Use

An exploration of the issues that can occur with children affected by parental substance use.

This training is designed to give early years practitioners the opportunity to strengthen their knowledge of the impact of substance use on parenting capacity and child development. and how to identify potential risk.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • identify the needs of and risks to children living with parents/carers with substance use issues
  • recognise the roles and responsibilities of staff in responding early to children affected by parental substance use and the opportunities and challenges in engaging with parents/carers
  • identify the challenges and opportunities across and within agencies in relation to information sharing and multiagency working.

Aimed At

Early years practitioners and others working with children


Commissioned – please contact Richard Bloodworth (richardb@sdf.org.uk) for more information.


Two days