unborn children

Foetal Alcohol Syndrome Aware UK is a voluntary group set up to raise awareness, give informed choice and provide information for people affected by FAS. Information is available on an accredited course available via distance learning programme which is “designed to increase recognition and appropriate care of children who have been adversely affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol.” The website also provides links to critical and important documents relating to FAS, access to poster and marketing materials, details of conferences and events, and links to related websites.

This report uses data from the first four waves of the Growing Up in Scotland study (GUS) to explore health inequalities in the early years.

The measures explored include health outcomes and risk factors for poor health spanning the time from the early stages of pregnancy until just before the children’s fourth birthday.

This resource vividly describes the situation of many children and young people living in substance misusing households.