Getting Our Priorities Right

Children Affected by Parental Substance Misuse
1 day course - 9.30-4.30

What can I expect from this training?

By the end of this training, staff should:
  • Know the impact substance misuse may have on parenting capacity
  • Understand the possible impact of substance use in pregnancy
  • Consider the impact of parental substance misuse on children at various ages and stages of development
  • Understand the wider issues affecting children and young people in line with Getting Our Priorities Right
  • Be able to contribute to the assessment of children affected by parental substance misuse
  • Be able to contribute to the development and delivery of a Child’s Plan
  • Understand Recovery and consider how children are supported through the Recovery process
Who should attend?

All staff who have regular contact with children and young people and/or their family members should attend this training.

In particular those staff who:
• Have regular contact with vulnerable children and families
• Carry out direct work with children and families
• Work with substance misusing parents
• Contribute to assessments of children, including assessment of risk
• May be required to support the development and delivery of the Child’s Plan


Staff must have attended a child protection training course within the past three years, or have direct experience of working in the field of child protection and a basic awareness of drugs and alcohol.

Further Information and Application Process

Further information is available from the HCPC Training Office on 01463 703446, or you can contact your designated child protection advisor.
For an application form please click here.
Application forms should be returned to the CP Training Office