Looks at how to best support young people and children affected by a parent or adult’s substance use
What Will I Learn?
Have an understanding of their own role, and the roles of other professionals (including multi-agency working), in working with children, young people and families, from a legal, organisational and policy perspective
Be familiar with the local systems, procedures and protocols for safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults including the Regional Joint Service Agreement – Hidden Harm
Understand the potential effects of parental substance misuse on children on young people and on their development and the factors that contribute to the risk of harm to children and young people
Understand the potential effects on children and young people of a parent receiving treatment for substance misuse
Understand the effect of parenting capacity, family, environment and cultural influences on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.
Be able to offer support to the child or young person in a manner which respects their individual rights and choice, is appropriate to their needs and is realistic within the limits of the resources available
Be familiar with the guidance that is available for their own practice and where to access this
Understand the importance of record keeping, reporting and confidentiality
Understand how to access non specialist and specialist services for children or young people affected by parental substance use
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