FASD Hub

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 FASD Hub Scotland team speak to co-hosts Al Coates and Scott Casson-Rennie from The Adoption and Fostering Podcast about all things FASD and what the team do; recorded during the Adoption UK Scotland 'Thinking Differently about Education' conference in December 2019.
  • Listen to the Adoption and Fostering Podcast coverage from the Scotland FASD Conference, recorded in May 2018, speaking with Dr Raja Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist, FASD Clinical, Surrey & Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust along  with parents and carers.
  • Listen to Dr’s Sarah Brown and Jennifer Shields from NHS Aryshire and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team.
  • Listen to Dr Jennifer Shields, FASD prevalance and diagnosis in Scotland from NHS Aryshire and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team

Blogs - read blogs from the FASD Hub Scotland team and others with a focus on FASD.

  • Through a different lensAs parents of those who enter our homes a babies or young children, and then who grow into young people, and become the young adults and parents of the future, we aim to parent through a different lens. 
  • We need to talk about FASDDid you know that Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) could affects as many as 1 in 20 people in Scotland? FASD is thought to be 3-5 times more prevalent of Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
  • Tomorrow is another dayA beautiful poem showing the love and dedication through the struggles from one Mum to her son.
  • Half and Hour changes the view - Getting an FASD diagnosis is the start of a new road in the journey.
  • What do you see? - What do you see when someone says FASD? Here is what one Mum truly sees in her son.
  • Blog post -FASD Support & Resources by NHS AYRSHIRE and Arran Fetal Alcohol Advisory & Support Team 
  • An account of FASD action in Scotland -Thinking about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, blog by Dr Christopher Steer, former Scottish Government Professional FASD Advisor
  • Hiding in Plain Sight - Joan Gracie is a Supervisor for the Family Nurse Partnership with NHS Forth Valley. Joan talks about the importance of addressing blind spots in preconception health and why she wanted to get involved in QNIS’ new programme of work Healthier Pregnancies, Better Lives to support women to better prepare for pregnancy. 

Suggested podcast channels - some FASD specific, others with content that is relevant to those parenting and supporting individuals with FASD.

  • FASD Success Show with Jeff Noble - a fantastic series of podcasts covering every aspect of FASD
  • Sarah Fisher Couching - Sarah in conversation and talking about connective parenting, a framework that promoted parental presence & relationships
  • The Adoption & Fostering Podcast - Al & Scott have recorded over 100 podcasts and spoken to many different people providing listeners with the opportunity to hear about adoption through many different lenses
  • Spotlight on FASDThe UK's first podcast dedicated to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) hosted by Jessica Rutherford (who was previously an FASD Advisor with FASD Hub Scotland) and Clair Devanney Glynn.  They aim to to shine a light on FASD and bring conversations out of the shadows.