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Early Years Workforce Development
Substance Misuse Training Course


This workforce development course, delivered by Alan Matthews, at your workplace or a venue of your choice, is an effective solution to stretched budgets and reduced resources, and can be adapted to suit your strategic objectives and workforce development requirements.


Protective Parenting
Early Years Worker - Drugs and Alcohol Training
(One Day)


Course description

Drug and alcohol use by parents of young children is a major concern, but early years workers are ideally placed to provide support for these children and families. This Early Years Workforce training day has been designed to help all early years practitioners - whether they are Sure Start or nursery workers, health visitors or family nurses, volunteers or anyone working with young children and families - with clarification and guidance on drugs and alcohol use in the family.

The course will provide you with an overview of the issues and the potential to enhance protective parenting, as each case needs to be considered within its own unique circumstances.

Learning objectives

  • To review the changing patterns and trends in drug use
  • To improve knowledge of the effects and risks of all psychoactive substances
  • To understand the relationship between drug use and protective parenting
  • To gain insight into drug using behaviour and parental responsibilities.

This course supports the following DANOS units

  • AB2 Support individuals who are substance users
  • AB5 Assess and act upon immediate risk of danger to substance users
  • AC1 Reflect on and develop your practice
  • AD1 Raise awareness about substances, their use and effects.


 This course can be delivered in the workplace or at a venue of your choice for a maximum of 20 people for only £500.

Enquire about this course


Contact Alan at 
or call 0151 703 2317. Mob 07850 154 031