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LSCB : Parental Drug and Alcohol Use and the Impact on Children

East Sussex Training & Development Centre (St Mary's House), St Mary's House, St Leonard's Road
Admin Contact
Workforce Development Training Events Team (
Target Audience
Childminders / CW Event open to relevant Adult Social Care / Designated Safeguarding Leads / Early Help Practitioners/Family Keyworkers / East Sussex Healthcare Trust (ESHT) / EYEE Childminders / EYFS Practitioners / Fire Service / Foster Carers / Headteachers / Managers / NQT's / Police / Preschool SENCO / Probation / Reception Teachers / Schools / SEND Practitioners / Senior Practitioners / Social Care (non Social Worker) / Social Workers / Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust / Teachers / Teaching Assistants / Voluntary and Community Sector / Youth Workers
target audience
Course Types
Course categories
Early Years / Foster Care / Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) / Safeguarding
Early Help / Substance Misuse
Course description

This course aims to increase participant’s understanding, skills and knowledge when working with parental substance and alcohol use. This course will benfit staff from Childrens Services (Social Care and Education), Health, Community Mental Health Team & Youth Offending Team, who are working with children & families or with adults who have children & may be involved in making and/or receiving referrals regarding child care and child protection issues.

Important note: It is essential that you have undertaken the Safeguarding Children e-learning prior to coming on this course (see additional information under full details), or you may be turned away.

Training objectives

By the end of the course participants should be able to:

  • be aware of their own attitudes to substance and alcohol use and users and how this influences their practice

  • demonstrate increased knowledge of effects, risks and potential harm of the principle substances of use/misuse and drinking patterns

  • describe potential impact of harmful substance/alcohol use on children and families

  • assess needs and provide a range of responses directed both at assisting parents and protecting and helping children.

Learning outcomes
Additional Information
Maximum Delegates
A maximum of three representatives from each team may have a confirmed place, further bookings will be put on a wait list.
Preparation and Follow Up
Before attending any LSCB training course, participants must attend a Basic Signs and Indicators Child Protection course provided/commissioned by their own organisation or have accessed the Safeguarding Children online e-learning training course. To complete this course go to the e-learning section on the East Sussex Learning Portal, enter the Children’s Workforce channel and click Safeguarding.

Refreshments are provided however lunch is not.
Start Date
Thursday 16 November 2017
End Date
Thursday 16 November 2017
Closing Date
Wednesday 15 November 2017
09:30 - 16:30
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