FASD quality standards have been published

These are the new NICE quality standards for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD); the quality statement summary is below:

  • Statement 1 Pregnant women are given advice throughout pregnancy not to drink alcohol.
  • Statement 2 Pregnant women are asked about their alcohol use throughout their pregnancy and this is recorded.
  • Statement 3 Children and young people with probable prenatal alcohol exposure and significant physical, developmental or behavioural difficulties are referred for assessment.
  • Statement 4 Children and young people with confirmed prenatal alcohol exposure or all 3 facial features associated with prenatal alcohol exposure have a neurodevelopmental assessment if there are clinical concerns.
  • Statement 5 Children and young people with a diagnosis of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) have a management plan to address their needs.

FASD support

Please don’t forget that there is a parent-led support group for adopted, birth, foster and kinship carers of children, young people, and adults with or without a diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) across the South West of England. They are FASD South West.

They offer friendship, a safe place to be open and a listening ear. Take part in Zoom calls, join the conversation on WhatsApp and enjoy days out! Find out more.