The National Organisation for Foetal* Alcohol Syndrome UK (NOFAS-UK) is dedicated to supporting people affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and their families and communities. It promotes education for professionals and public awareness about the risks of alcohol consumption during pregnancy.

Accredited Training Day for Health Professionals

Training Day for Health ProfessionalsAs a health professional, what do you tell a pregnant woman about alcohol?

  • How might alcohol affect the baby?
  • When is it safe to drink?
  • Is it safe to drink at all?
  • What is the best way to discuss alcohol with a pregnant women?
Get the answers at an RCM CPD accredited training day. Doctors, Midwives, and mothers of children with alcohol related disabilities will present the evidence.

To be held on Tuesday, 10th March 2015, at Amnesty International UK, The Human Rights Action Centre, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London EC2A 3EA.

Intended for Midwives, Nurses, Health Visitors and other Health Professionals.

Thanks to generous sponsorship, this subsidised training day is only £10, which includes refreshments.
To book a place, please click here to download the form.

FASD Debate in Parliament

Parliament logoFASD is officially recognised by the Prime Minister. Click here to see video from the debate of 15th October 2014.

The House of Commons Debate on FASD was held in the Westminster Hall the previous day. You can download the debate as an MSWord file, or a PDF. Or view the video from the Parliament TV archive.

Online training for professionals

Online FASD courseThis CPD accredited course has been adapted for use in the UK by health professionals and everyone interested in increasing their knowledge about FASD. It is funded by the Alcohol Education and Research Council.

Alcohol in pregnancy – training for midwives

photo of miwife and patientThis is a three-year project to train midwives across the country about FASD. This year NOFAS-UK organised two CPD accredited study days for midwives.

To receive one complimentary copy of the "Alcohol in Pregnancy – Information for Midwives" booklet, please email: info@nofas-uk.org with your full postal address and profession.

Click here to watch our film for Midwives: "No Alcohol No Risk – FASD information for Midwives"

For reporting purposes, please indicate if you are a Midwife using the two buttons below:

Donate to NOFAS-UK

Please help us with this important work. You can donate in a number of ways:

  • Send a cheque payable to 'NOFAS-UK' to: NOFAS-UK, 165 Beaufort Park, London NW11 6DA.
  • To support us regularly via direct debit, download our regular donations form.
  • You can raise money while shopping online by registering at www.easyfundraising.org.uk,
  • or use nofasuk.easysearch.org.uk as your search engine and 50% of the fees paid by advertising sponsors will be donated to NOFAS-UK.

Resources for teachers

Below is a list of resources about the issues and challenges faced by students with FASD and those working with them in UK educational settings.

Leaflets and Fact Sheet Downloads

For general information
young girl
For pregnant women
pregnant woman
For midwives
Email us to request this resource
booklet for midwives

Contact us

Helpline: 020 8458 5951
Email: help@nofas-uk.org

FASD Training

Training courseNOFAS-UK is the leading FASD trainer in the UK. We provide professionals, parents and carers with the knowledge and tools required to support people affected by FASD.

Using real-life stories and experiences, our tailored training and workshops will:

  • Raise awareness and promote understanding of FASD.
  • Encourage a positive approach to FASD.
  • Offer organisations advice and knowledge to support the professional development of staff.
  • Provide practical strategies for supporting people affected by FASD.
  • Offer follow-up support and signposting.

By the end of the training, participants are more confident and inspired to support the individual needs of people affected by FASD.

Participants receive a certificate and full training pack, and the organisation will receive an educational DVD.

All our training programmes can be delivered in a location suitable to you and customised to meet the needs of your organisation. NOFAS-UK has worked with a range of clients including primary care trusts, local authorities, prison services, universities, schools, and fostering and adoption agencies.

For more information, please email training@nofas-uk.org

Support Groups

support groupNOFAS-UK can link people affected by FASD into its UK-wide family support network.

If you would like more information about joining a support group in your local area or setting up a group yourself, please email: info@nofas-uk.org

For further information on available Support Groups, click here: Information and dates.

Upcoming Support Group dates:

  • 14th March 2015
  • 9th May 2015
  • 11th July 2015
  • 26th Sept 2015
  • 28th November 2015


Pregnant Pause event

NOFAS-UK's 'pregnant pause' event

Midwife training day

Midwife training day

Alcohol and egg video

Alcohol and egg video

midwife training video

No Alcohol No Risk - FASD Information for Midwives

For reporting purposes, please indicate if you are a Midwife using the two buttons below:

Contact us

Helpline 020 8458 5951

165 Beaufort Park, London NW11 6DA England

Email: info@nofas-uk.org

For more information on FASD click the links below:

FASD Connections
FAS Aware UK
FASD - Finding Hope
FASD Guide in Italian