NSPCC – FEDUP

“FEDUP stands for Family Environment: Drug Using Parents. It is a new service that works with children aged 5-12 yrs and their parents who use non prescribed drugs and/or alcohol.

The service offers group work for children affected by parental substance misuse. It does this alongside a programme of work with parents who may or may not be involved in a substance withdrawal treatment programme.

The aim of the work is to give children a safe and trusting environment to talk about their experiences, wishes and feelings, and to process and make sense of their world of living with a substance using parent.

The aim of the work with parents is to raise awareness and understanding of the impact of substance use upon their children; to positively influence parental behaviour; and to reduce risk so that the parent will be more able to meet their child/rens holistic needs.

The service is targeted to children subject of a child protection plan or pathways assessment where the safety and protection needs of the child have in some way been compromised.

However this does not exclude children who are not subject to a child protection plan or pathways assessment, thus we would encourage you to contact us for a discussion if you feel you may have a suitable child/family.” Drug/Alcohol Misuse;Parental Substance Misuse

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