FASD Hub

FASD Hub Scotland provides a tiered support service for all parents and carers of children and young people who have been affected - or may have been - by prenatal alcohol exposure (PAE).  This prenatal exposure to alcohol can lead to a condition called fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). We also provide support and training to professionals (education, social work), other charities and third sector organisations working to support these families. 

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.

The service is funded by the Scottish Government and managed by Adoption UK Scotland.

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These resources will be added to regularly please check back for updates, if you can’t find what you are looking for here please feel free to call the helpline and speak to one of the FASD Advisors.

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FASD

New to FASD? This factsheet contains basic facts about FASD  and how it affects individuals.

What is FASD?

This factsheet contains online resources, suggested reading, organisations and online support groups.

Support and Resources

This factsheet contains an introduction to the diagnostic process.

Diagnosis – Thinking about diagnosis?

Looking for advice on what you may be entitled to? This factsheet contains links and resources to finical support and resources. 

Benefits, Grants and help with Accessibility

New to Adoption, Fostering or Kinship? Heard of FASD and want to know more? This is the factsheet for you.

FASD guide for prospective caregivers

Education

FASD Education factsheet 1: All individuals with FASD have strengths and with the right support can succeed. This factsheet looks at some of the common strengths that learners may have.

Strength of learners with FASD – Teacher resources

FASD Education factsheet 2: Starting a new school or Early Learning centre, or managing the transition between home and school can be challenging for some children and young people with FASD. This factsheet shares some top tips for a smoother transition.

Transitions in Educations: Top 10 tips for caregivers

FASD Education factsheet 3: A well planned transition to a new education setting can make a big difference. This factsheet contains information about the processes of transition and how you can work with your child’s school to plan a positive move.

Educational transitions – starting a new school or ELC

FASD Education factsheet 4: How can school staff help learners with FASD succeed? This factsheet contain bitesize tips for educators to support the needs of learners with FASD

Flexible FASD Support Strategies for Education Staff

FASD Education factsheet 5: Parents often ask us how they can access support in education for their children. This factsheet describes the policy and legal context for accessing additional support in education, alongside advice on how to ask for support.

GIRFEC and Additional support in education

FASD Education factsheet 6: Being invited to,or asking for, a school meeting can feel daunting. This factsheet explains the different types of meeting you may be asked to attend in school, and how to make the most of them.

A parent and carers guide to school meetings