0300 666 0006 (option 2)

To speak to one of our advisors call our helpline  - open Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 2.30pm or email us at [email protected]

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FASD Hub Scotland provide a tiered support service for parents/carers (adoptive and biological parents, foster carers, kinship carers and step parents) across Scotland who live with children, young people and young adults who have a history of prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE), with or without an FASD diagnosis. 

The service extends to provide a point of reference and training for professionals who work with and support these families (social work, education and other third sector organisations/charities) within Scotland.

The support model enables information, advice, support, training, resources, and signposting to be provided through a variety of direct and indirect contact points.  This enables families and professionals to engage at the point that best suits their needs.  Through our social media and website, we can engage with people living outside Scotland.

We were launched officially in June 2019. The service is hosted and managed by Adoption UK in Scotland, with all staff employed by Adoption UK, and funded by the Scottish Government.

 Our Tiered Service

  • Tier 1

    Provides FASD related resources, information, advice, and signposting accessible to all via our dedicated Helpline, website, and social media channel presence and YouTube channel which enables us to share digital content and resources. The telephone helpline is open Tuesday – Friday, 10am to 2.30pm, 0300 666 0006 (select option 2) or email [email protected]
  • Tier 2

    Provides an FASD communitytraining opportunities and direct support from FASD Hub team for those living in Scotland. Through the FASD Hub Scotland closed Peer Support Group hosted within Facebook parents and carers can connect with others who have shared experiences and gain peer support. Members of the group can access and attend our Virtual Peer Support Group Meetups which take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month and are facilitated by our Parent Partners/FASD Advisors.

    The recently established Adults with FASD closed Facebook group offers anyone living in Scotland over the age of 17 who has a history of prenatal alcohol exposure, with or without a diagnosis, to gain peer support and community. 

    Parents and carers who live in Scotland are able to access direct support through our 1:1 Family Support. This support is provided via peer support from our Parent Partners and FASD Advisors. Accessed through self-referral, the support is tailored to the needs of the family to empower them to parent and advocate for their child.

    The FASD Hub team have developed and continue to develop a series of FASD training modulesDue to Covid19 these courses are all delivered through interactive online virtual sessions and are free at the point of delivery for those living in Scotland (there is a small charge for those joining from outside Scotland).  Dates are regularly made available, with courses put on specifically for parent/carer audiences and professional groups (social work, educators, third sector organisations, individuals with an interest in FASD).
  • Tier 3

    Provides access to Enhanced Therapeutic Services for specifically identified families who are engaged in the 1:1 Family Support or members of the closed Peer Support Group and is restricted to those living in Scotland. Enhanced therapeutic input has included access to individual sessions for parents/carers (adoptive parents, kinship, foster carers and step parents) with the Adoption UK in Scotland Clinical Psychologist; access to external partners and organisations providing services such as parent counselling, occupational therapy, and life story work.  From time to time funding is also made available to enable parents/carers to attend relevant parent/carer related training and events; and opportunities for children and young people to engage in activities either with their parent/carer as a family unit, or individually as a group of children and young people.

The FASD Hub Scotland team consists of a core team who are supported by a wider team of Parent Partners.  
All team members have either lived experience of parenting a child with FASD/PAE or a professional background relevant to the experiences and knowledge needed to support families.  

Meet the FASD team

To speak to one of our dedicated FASD Advisors call the Helpline on 0300 666 0006 - select option 2 for FASD Hub Scotland, open Tuesday to Friday, 10am-2.30pm.

Email: [email protected]

FASD Hub Scotland team work in partnership with the Fetal Alcohol Advisory, Support & Training Team (FAAST) Team which is funded by Scottish Government with a national remit to provide and facilitate training, consultation and research in order to enhance the capacity, knowledge and confidence of Scotland’s health and social care workforce in their work with those affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  Visit their website and find out more about their work and FASD.