parental substance misuse

Report that aims not to establish one perfect model, but to identify the common strengths and barriers encountered by practitioners in local approaches to parental substance use. It focuses on both alcohol and drugs, as the emphasis is on children 
and local practice rather than the differences between individual substances.

First in a series of Spotlight papers which build on the findings of the NSPCC report – All Babies Count: Prevention and protection for vulnerable babies -  which highlighted the pressing need for effective interventions for parents and their babies.

The papers focus on the specific developmental importance of pregnancy and babyhood, shining a light on a particular issue for families, policy and practice, in this case parental misuse of drugs and alcohol.

Resource that provides audio, video and interactive technology to assist in exploring parental substance misuse, its effects on children and parenting capacity and the implications for social work practitioners.