17 November 2021 — Parental Substance Misuse

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Course: Parental Substance Misuse and the Impact on Children
Date: 17th November 2021 — 9.30am-4.00pm
Trainer: Mike Smith, Independent Safeguarding and Child Protection Training Consultant
Location: Virtual — Zoom

Course Description:
This one-day course will develop and extend your ability to recognise and respond effectively in families where parental substance misuse is having an adverse impact on children.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course you will have:
— Been introduced to a framework for making sense of the main actions of drugs that are commonly misused.
— Clarified what constitutes ‘drug dependence’, and some of the reasons why a person might use drugs in a dependent and/or problematic way.
— Explored some of the main effects parental substance misuse can have on children at different ages and developmental stages.
— Considered a range of case scenarios to identify concerning information and unknown factors, and linked this to a framework for assessing children’s needs in substance misusing families.

Target Audience:
This event is suitable for professionals in all Working Together Groups and meets the requirements of Level 3 of the Intercollegiate Document.

Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:

Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually — please make sure you can access Microsoft Teams or Zoom (these will be the preferred platforms for safeguarding training).
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.

Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.

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