Substance Misuse

 BASW information on drug / alcohol misuse

Range of resources from the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) including pocket guides. Useful for any practitioners working with families where there are drug/alcohol issues. Resources include:

The Children’s Society: CAPE Practitioner Resources

A hub of information, guidance and resources on parental drug and alcohol misuse and the impact it has upon children and families (includes DVD resources, booklets and events/training). Links to lots of practical resources including….

Supporting pupils with substance misusing parents

Booklet for teachers and school staff including information on impacts of parental substance misuse on pupils, what schools can do to help, relevant legislation and guidance, and useful websites.

Sheffield Safeguarding Children Substance Misuse Service

Range of services including multi-agency training, advice, tools and resources and leaflets in relation to parental substance misuse and safeguarding the welfare of children.


The Site

Contains information about many issues that may affect or worry for young people, including a range of mental health conditions and self-harm, housing, money, and drugs and alcohol.