Safeguarding Children where there is Parental Substance Misuse

Themed Course

05 March 2018

From 09:00 - 16:00

22 places remaining

When parents misuse drugs and alcohol there is often an impact on children & young people, which needs to be assessed and responded to. Multi-agency work is crucial in this area to ensure best outcomes for children & families. This course is developed and facilitated by trainers and practitioners from substance misuse services and services for children.

Target Audience: Groups 3-8

This course would benefit all who work with children and families and with adults who are parents. It is expected that applicants for this course will have attended general awareness training on substance misuse (see Level 1 Courses).

Course Content

The course covers:

  • Awareness and incidence of substance misuse – what is misuse?
  • Guidance about working together between agencies.
  • Identifying risk and protective factors.
  • Signs and symptoms – impact on adults and children.
  • The voice of the child.
  • Case studies – achieving change.
  • What helps? Services and Support.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course you will:

  • Have an improved knowledge of parental substance misuse and its impact on children & families.
  • Have improved competence in assessment, safeguarding and support for children and young people in these circumstances.
  • Be able to practice more effectively with other agencies to meet the needs of children in these circumstances.
  • Be aware of research and best practice in working with substance misusing parents and their children.
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Multi-Agency Training

TSCB Charging Policy for Safeguarding Training


Learn more about TSCB minimum standards...

TSCB minimum standards for basic single agency safeguarding children awareness raising training are designed to assure that relevant training across all agencies and services in Tameside is delivered to a consistently high standard. They will be utilised by the Learning Improvement and Activity Sub- Group to quality assure relevant training. It should be noted that basic single agency awareness training should not be utilised to negate the requirement for professionals or volunteers in Tameside, whose work brings them into with children and their families, from acquiring or refreshing their Multi-Agency safeguarding knowledge via TSCB’s Multi-Agency Training Offer.

What to do if you are worried about a child

If you think a child is being abused or mistreated or you have concerns about a child’s well-being please contact one of the numbers shown on this page.

Your phone call could help to safeguard a child who may be at risk.

If the situation is immediately dangerous for the child then ring 999 and ask for the Police.

If the child is not in immediate danger contact:

Children's Hub

  • Monday to Friday during office hours - 0161 342 4101
  • Monday to Friday outside office hours and weekends and public holidays – 0161 342 2222
  • GM Procedures Manual