NSCP Parental Substance Misuse Level 3

Research indicates that parental drug and/or alcohol misuse can have significant, damaging, and longlasting consequences for children. 

Book your place to attend NSCP Parental Substance Misuse Level 3 today

The training is designed to give delegates a greater understanding of the effects of substance use on pregnancy and parenting. In particular looking at different substances and their effects on both mother and unborn child, effects of different drugs and alcohol on parenting and how agencies can work better together to provide appropriate care and support for all the family. The event is for all practitioners who work regularly with children and young people and their parents/carers. It is a 3hour event being offered virtually using Microsoft Teams.


  • To increase understanding of the needs of parents who use drugs and/or alcohol and the impact on their children
  • To provide an introduction to the evidence and good practice in working with families affected by substance misuse
  • To build capacity by increasing confidence amongst front line workers to explore strategies of working effectively with parents in relation to drug and alcohol use.
  • To be able to respond to concerns about parental substance misuse and develop effective assessments and intervention skills
  • To improve effectiveness of partnership working in response to parental substance misuse by increasing understanding of different agencies roles and responsibilities

Target Audience: 

For all practitioners who work regularly with children and young people and their parents/carers. N.B. NCC staff who have previously accessed this course internally do not need to do it again.

Course Charges: 

REMINDER; From April 1st 2020 we implemented a new revised charging policy which may affect some organisations who do not contribute financially to the Partnership. E.g. Schools, District & Borough Councils, Fire & Rescue service. For more details please see our charging table on our training page of our website.


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Training Course date: Wednesday, May 3, 2023

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