17 November 2021 — Parental Substance Misuse
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
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.
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.
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.