Parental Substance Misuse

Did you know that the prevalence of drug use in England in 2019 was 9.4% of the population? Estimates say that over 500,000 children are living in a household with domestic abuse and substance misuse in England.

Who could benefit from the training?

Do you work with individuals or families in the County Durham area who are at risk from the impact of substance misuse?

Then this free training will enable you to support those people you are working with by equipping you with up-to-date advice and information.

Aim of the training: 

To understand the potential safeguarding issues for children whose parents misuse drugs or alcohol

Learning Objectives:

  • Be aware of the types and effects of different substances
  • Be aware of how this can affect parenting capacity
  • Understand the potential effects of living with a parent with substance misuse issues on children
  • Understand what support is available in County Durham for parents/carers