The NOFAS-UK Helpline responds to enquiries from parents, family members, carers and others needing advice or referrals for children with FASD disabilities. The Helpline also receives calls from pregnant women, midwives and medical professionals concerning FASD Prevention.
NOFAS-UK organises support group meetings for families and carers of children with FASD every other month. Families share experience and advice. Parents gain mutual support from one another and keep in touch between meetings. Specialist speakers are invited to selected meetings.
NOFAS-UK provides full day and half-day in-house training sessions to public and private organisations. We customise special sessions for foster carers, schools, midwives, parents, prison services and others. The training helps to improve understanding awareness and a more positive approach to FASD. The knowledge and advice provided can apply in both home and professional settings.
Midwives Study Day
The Midwives Study Day was created by NOFAS-UK for Diageo, to provide positive health information to midwives. NOFAS-UK organises study days all over the UK for midwives.
NOFAS-UK International FASD Medical Advisory Panel
The panel was founded in 2004 at the Royal College of Medicine to bring together doctors, researchers and leading experts with the widest FASD experience and knowledge base. The panel advises NOFAS-UK on all medical projects and enquires.
The Educational Films include – “ A Child for Life” and “No Alcohol, No Risk”. The films come with a teaching plan to assist and educate midwives, families, schools and other bodies about the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy. There are 3 different short films that are made especially for GP’s, Pregnant Women and Parents & Carers respectively.
Public Health Policy
NOFAS-UK works with Lord Mitchell and the Department of Health in helping to initiate public health policy and new research related to Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and its prevention.
CPD Conferences for Health and Welfare Professionals
Our conferences are designed to give education about FASD to Health professionals (GP’s, Health Visitors, Nurses), Social Workers, Foster Carers, Teachers, Parents and Guardians.
Fetal Alcohol Forum
A bi-annual medical e-letter devoted to the latest fetal alcohol research. It also features articles written by FASD experts exclusively for the FETAL ALCOHOL FORUM. It has over 2,600 subscribers worldwide.
FASD Online Course
A CPD registered online FASD course for medical professionals, parents and everyone interested in FASD.
We liaise with fostering organisations, schools and prison services and all others who are interested in developing their theoretical and practical knowledge about FAS/FASD.